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Date: February 1, 2016

"Sharing videos, binge-watching Netflix, the resultant neuro-pudding at the end of an epic gaming marathon, the perverse seduction of recording and devouring our most ordinary human thoughts on Facebook and Instagram -- Wallace somehow knew all this was coming, and (as the man himself might have ...

— Bissell, Tom (b. 1974)

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Date: April 3, 2016

"For Harrison, whose interior life is like a rich vein she can tap at will, there seems to be no moment, no feeling, too private, peculiar or uncomfortable to render in words."

— Fortini, Amanda

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Date: April 18, 2016

"The new mythology gets into the old mythology, as if classic literature had faded into the mind's background and images encountered on the screen had become one's first frame of cultural reference."

— James, Clive (b. 1939)

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Date: April 18, 2016

"Lucinda, when I finally forced her to start watching, correctly told me to stop bitching about the dragons: they were part of the deal, the price of voluntarily lowering oneself into the pit of the brain."

— James, Clive (b. 1939)

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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

"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 22, 2016

"Conscious thought is the tip of the iceberg."

— Lakoff, George P. (b. 1941)

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Date: July 11 and 18, 2016

"'Consequence' is the word that splintered my mind."

— Hayes, Terrance (b. 1971)

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Date: July 29, 2016

"In other ways, the speech was an x-ray of Clinton’s soul that gave the public a rare, if distorted, glimpse beneath her shell."

— Fournier, Ron (b. 1963)

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Date: September 12, 2016

"Any second now, I would be descending into the pit of my being, seeing serpents, experiencing my own death or birth--or something--and I did not necessarily want that to happen in a windowless vomitorium while a millennial in crazy pants had her first psychotic episode."

— Levy, Ariel (b. 1974)

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