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Date: March 7, 2014

"Minds made of meat (ours) are just one of Kaku’s concerns."

— Frank, Adam (b. 1962)

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Date: March 7, 2014

"If we treat minds like meat-computers, we may end up in a world where that’s the only aspect of their nature we perceive or value."

— Frank, Adam (b. 1962)

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Date: February 28, 2014

"Imagine you could pry off the back of Wes Anderson’s head as if it were a vintage TV set and rummage around inside."

— Itzkoff, Dave (b. 1976)

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Date: February 28, 2014

"A mind like a junk drawer crammed with kite string, Swiss Army knives and remote-controlled toys, or one that springs open as neatly as a well-organized tackle box?"

— Itzkoff, Dave (b. 1976)

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Date: February 28, 2014

"A memory palace assembled ad hoc from brownstone apartments, underground caves and submarine compartments, or a diligently designed, continuously flowing and elegant old Alpine resort?"

— Itzkoff, Dave (b. 1976)

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Date: April 21, 2014

"The old gag about LPs being like gasoline / Puddles that go up and dizzy us / With their fumes, and of middle age / Rotating us out of Earth's orbit, stars like / A corrupted computer file / And the forgetful mind, a red-topped / Tupperware when we were young / Now without gravity or capacity li...

— Greenbaum, Jessica

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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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Date: April 30, 2014

"It is because you have maggots for a soul, you fucking barbarian."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. December 28, 1953)

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