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Date: August, 2014

"A universe of information swirled around in his brain."

— Thomas, Matthew

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Date: April 18, 2015

"My lab coat, weighing on my conscience as it hung in my closet, appeared in my mind as the clothing worn by an alien scientist from an advanced civilization who comes to apologize for abducting and using us as experimental animals."

— Gazda, Paul

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Date: June 2, 2015

"Padding for the mental life, so to speak."

— Parker, James

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Date: June 12, 2015

"Time spent leisurely exploring my mind's interior right now is absolutely time wasted."

— Heritage, Stuart

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Date: June 12, 2015

"If the unconscious mind was as well-oiled as the authors claim, then surely mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy wouldn't have needed to be invented."

— Heritage, Stuart

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Date: June 18, 2015

"This was not an unthinkable act. A man may have had a rat's nest for a mind, but it was well thought out. It was a cool, considered crime, as well planned as any bank robbery or any computer fraud."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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Date: July 3, 2015

"Our conversations with Mr. Docter and his team were generally about the science related to questions at the heart of the film: How do emotions govern the stream of consciousness? How do emotions color our memories of the past?"

— Keltner, Dacher, and Paul Ekman

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Date: June 27, 2015

"Identifying those building blocks, we believe, could be the Rosetta stone that unlocks the brain."

— Marcus, Gary (b. 1970)

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Date: August, 22, 2015

"And the billions of neurons go spinning their tales."

— Lightman, Alan (b. 1948)

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Date: August, 21, 2015

"But this summer, 'The New Yorker' published a piece that wrapped old news in new terror. And what had been buried in the recesses of Northwestern minds suddenly flared."

— Egan, Timothy (b. 1954)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.