Metaphors in science

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A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
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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:[1]


  1. Leary, David E. 1990. Metaphors in the History of Psychology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.