Metaphors of consciousness and attention in the brain.

@article{Baars1998MetaphorsOC,
  title={Metaphors of consciousness and attention in the brain.},
  author={Bernard J. Baars},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={58-62}
}
Scientific metaphors have long provided heuristic tools for approaching novel problems.Today, the neurobiology of consciousness and attention is a central concern, presenting formidable conceptual and empirical challenges. Many current ideas fit the broad theme of a theater metaphor; this idea can be worked out in detail, resulting in relevant, testable hypotheses.