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Date: 2007

"And when and idea for additional information to throw into a discussion came into my head, it often evaporated when I was on the point of saying it."

— Engel, Howard (b. 1931)

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Date: May 18, 2015

"'I have to be totally still.' Ideas come floating up 'like a bubble in liquid.' At that point, he goes into an excitable motor state, pacing or scribbling down ideas."

— Colapinto, John (b. 1958)

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Date: Feb. 1, 2023

"The experts we spoke with said that if your rumination is on the milder side -- meaning you're stuck in a stream of thoughts, but it's not so distressing or constant that it feels intolerable -- certain simple strategies might help."

— Hannah Seo

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