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Date: Dec. 15, 2018

"'And that is in fact devastating because brain remodeling is something we need to do all the time — we are constantly rewiring our brains based on past experience and the expectation of how we need to use them in the future,' Dr. Akil said."

— Friedman, Richard A.

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Date: January 8, 2019

"When they discover the anti-Semitism of Wharton or Dostoyevsky, the racism of Walt Whitman or Joseph Conrad, the sexism of Ernest Hemingway or Richard Wright, the class snobbery of E. M. Forster or Virginia Woolf, not all of them express their repugnance as dramatically as the student I talked t...

— Morton, Brian (b. July 8, 1955)

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Date: January 26, 2019

"His mind is not what it was, and at its peak it was more of a Magic 8 Ball than a supercomputer."

— Roth, David

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Date: January 26, 2019

"It's because he's literally fucking being investigated for his relationship with Russia and because he very much wants people to think he's not, and because that's honestly the best he can do because his brain is an old donut bobbing around in a toilet."

— Roth, David

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Date: February 11, 2019

"You can't take your eyes off his eyes--blue and unblinking, as he confronts the world like a camera with the shutter left open, permitting the images to burn into his brain."

— Lane, Anthony (b. 1962)

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Date: February 5, 2019

"I’m just trying to understand the squirrels running around in Trump’s brain case."

— Cole, Juan (b. October 23, 1952)

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Date: February 25, 2019

"Because his brain is like a constantly running toilet, flushing unadulterated effluent through the Twitter pipes, like when he said "I built a lot of wall. I have a lot of money and I built a lot of wall," when not one inch, not one millimeter, of his new wall has been constructed; or his tweet:...

— Burke, Tom

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Date: February 26, 2019

"'The Source of Self-Regard' is a book of essays, lectures and meditations, a reminder that the old music is still the best, that in this time of tumult and sadness and continuous war, where tawdry words are blasted about like junk food, and the nation staggers from one crisis to the next, led by...

— McBride, James (b. September 11, 1957)

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Date: February 26, 2019

"But the real magic is witnessing her mind and imagination at work. They are as fertile and supple as jazz."

— McBride, James (b. September 11, 1957)

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