Rather I’m thinking in terms of cognitive patterns compression.

Ah yes. Using metaphor was unnecessarily limiting and I could’ve chosen better words. I believe it goes beyond the linguistics of the thing.

Rather I’m thinking in terms of cognitive patterns compression.

For example, the visual systems simplifies into “lines”.

Yet, there really are no lines ‘out there’. They exist as a way of our minds to simplify and create patterns to help us understand the world around us.

Or how babies learn. Pre-linguistic, we attach concepts to concepts. Embodied cognition ties it into our motor systems.

So when I use the term metaphor, I’m not thinking just of the linguistic usage. Perhaps analogue would have been a better word to use.

I’ve been up a lot of hours and I don’t know of I’m explaining it correctly; it’s not really a subject that’s easy to explain with words without bringing in lots of examples and such but I’m getting the feeling that we may be talking about the same thing but approaching it differently. Further discussion should help smile emoticon

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