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Date: July 18, 2016

"The most widely accepted psychologist's theory of consciousness identifies it as a mode of 'global broadcast' solely from sensory modalities to 'executive' -- deciding, and 'affective' -- feeling systems that act on this sensory input."

— Rosenberg, Alex (August 8, 1946)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"My mind was densely fogged, but I understood that I was in an M.R.I. machine. Someone was scanning my brain."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"After a restless night, I was still mentally fogged in when a doctor stopped by on morning rounds."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"The emotions of the heroine, Riley, [in the film 'Inside Out'] are cartoon characters, and a fantastic 'Jetsons'-esque city inside her mind is a metaphor of the human psyche."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"As Riley encounters the world, her experiences are processed into small orbs of memories like snow globes."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: July 16, 2016

"Special short-term memories become permanent memories, which in turn are the foundation stones of Riley's personality, represented by towering islands."

— Gabriel, Trip (b. 1955)

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Date: July 22, 2016

"All thought uses neural circuitry. Every idea is constituted by neural circuitry. But we have no conscious access to that circuitry."

— Lakoff, George P. (b. 1941)

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Date: July 22, 2016

"Conscious thought is the tip of the iceberg."

— Lakoff, George P. (b. 1941)

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Date: July 26, 2016

"We've got to win this battle in the mindfield."

— Clinton, Bill (b. 1946)

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Date: July 27, 2016

"But, gradually, I found myself caught up in the flow of the thing, gliding in my mind around every bend in the river, riding a raft with someone who knows where all the snags and sunken rocks of public life are."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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