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Date: May 3, 2012

"A brain is not a computer. We are not blank hard drives waiting to be filled with data."

— Brooks, David (b. 1961)

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Date: May 6, 2012

"But the psychological cloud can remain for a while, like a miasma."

— Castle, Terry (b. 1953)

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Date: June 24, 2012

"For all its apparent fidelity, the movie in our heads is a 'Rashomon' narrative pieced together from inconsistent and unreliable bits of information."

— Stone, Alex

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Date: June 26, 2012

"Spivak has a mind like a searchlight, yet she works at Mozartian speed."

— Choudhury, Uttara

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Date: August 2012

"My mother treated these eruptions like outbreaks of bad weather, waiting them out under some mysterious mental shelter."

— Roth, Marco (b. 1974)

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Date: August 2012

"My father tried turning his thoughts into a substitute immune system."

— Roth, Marco (b. 1974)

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Date: September 17, 2012

"Our modern skulls house a Stone Age mind."

— Gottlieb, Anthony

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Date: September 17, 2012

"This mind is regarded as a set of software modules that were written by natural selection and now constitute a universal human nature. We are, in short, all running apps from Fred Flintstone's not-very-smartphone."

— Gottlieb, Anthony

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Date: 2012

"Peirce was an intellectual Swiss Army knife. Mathematics, logic, philosophy, science, semiotics—whatever the discipline, he could slice through it with his nimble, creative mind."

— McCabe, Bret

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Date: September 27, 2012

"The conservative mind, a repository of fresh ideas just two decades ago, is now little more than a click-click slide projector holding a tray of apocalyptic images of modern life that keeps spinning around, raising the viewer’s fever with every rotation."

— Lilla, Mark (b. 1956)

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