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Date: November 22, 1990

"One is not an immaterial soul, floating around in a machine."

— Sacks, Oliver (b. 1933)

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Date: 1993

"Your mind, I tell graduates, is a lot like a parachute--it won't help you much if it doesn't open when you need it."

— Crowe, William J. (1925-2007)

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Date: May 23, 1993

"'Your mind,' Admiral Crowe likes to tell university students, 'is a lot like a parachute -- it won't help you much if it doesn't open when you need it.'"

— Rosenberg, David Alan

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Date: 1997

"That the self is an immediate unity with itself, a Moebius-like entity, was an insight taken in several directions by thinkers after Fichte"

— Peters, John Durham

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Date: 1998

"Jennifer Tilly plays Violet, a mob wife, prostitute, and femme with a steel-trap mind, and Gina Gershon plays Corky, Violet's ex-con lover."

— Halberstam, Jack [Judith] (b. 1961)

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Date: 1999

"On its own this trigger, as we can see from the earlier definition, is not going to generate consciousness. Imagine a candyfloss machine with a stick in the centre that then gathers more and more candyfloss as time goes on. Think of the epicentre as the stick in the centre, the burgeoning candy...

— Greenfield, Susan (b. 1950)

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Date: 1999

"Another rather simplistic analogy might be a boss, at the centre of a big organization that is eventually going to recruit managers and submanagers. What in the brain could be the equivalent of the boss? The most obvious candidate, and one that might immediately spring to mind, is the basic comp...

— Greenfield, Susan (b. 1950)

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Date: 1999

"But fiction is not empirical truth. It is simulation that runs on minds of readers just as computer simulations run on computers."

— Oatley, Keith

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