Metaphors in science
A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 29 is:
A cooling chamber, a house for the soul, a jigsaw puzzle — these are all just metaphors, invented to help us understand what brains are and how they work.
To learn more about the use of metaphors in science, see these references:
- Leary, David E. 1990. Metaphors in the History of Psychology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.