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Date: March 31, 2009

"We use emotions, the brain's steersman, to assign value to our experiences and to future possibilities, often allowing us to evaluate potential outcomes efficiently and rapidly when information is uncertain."

— Aamodt, Sandra; Wang, Sam

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Date: August, 2009

"My brain is like an Internet browser; 12 tabs are open and 5 of them are not responding, there's a GIF playing in an endless loop,... and where is that annoying music coming from?"

— Anonymous

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Date: March 19, 2011

"A chalkboard is a lot like memory: often jumbled, unorganized and sloppy. Even after it's erased, there are traces of everything that's been written on it."

— Anonymous

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Date: September, 2011

"My brain has too many tabs open"

— Anonymous

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Date: April, 2013

"Men: if you ever wanna know what a woman's mind feels like, imagine a browser with 2,857 tabs open. All.The.Time."

— Anonymous

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Date: April 21, 2014

"The tools of optogenetics are allowing scientists to perform the neuroscientific equivalent of "Chopsticks" in the brains of laboratory animals--to find and control, for example, neurons that control a kind of aggression in fruit flies."

— Anonymous

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Date: 6:28 PM - 21 Apr 2014

"a bedclothes is an imagination: peachier and ranker."

— Metaphor-a-Minute!

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