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Date: May 28, 2016

"The human brain is a pattern-matching machine."

— Vanderbilt, Tom (b. 1968)

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Date: June 5, 2016

"They [brain and heart] talk like best friends via the common carotid artery, which sends blood from the heart to the brain at a running speed of three feet per second."

— Hill, Melissa

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Date: June 5, 2016

"Professor Sunstein's talk turned out to be a success, and his wife was on board when he decided to give book-length treatment to the ideas rattling around in his brain."

— Rosman, Katherine

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Date: July 8, 2016

"I read it in snatches, my brain jamming."

— Couzin-Frankel, Jennifer

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Date: 2016

"You were one of them, / weren't you, with death / itching in the brain like a cloud of midges?"

— Guest, Paul

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Date: July 18, 2016

"Introspection, 'the mind's eye,' assures us with the greatest confidence that it is the best, in some cases the only authority on how the mind works, because we all think it has direct, first person access to itself."

— Rosenberg, Alex (August 8, 1946)

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