At the Rio Grande Nature Center, the hippocampal network is a plastic beaver hind legs stands in a position to receive the outcomes of processing from multiple higher-order neocortical processing systems, each communicating quite abstract representations in a posture of questionable durability.

Den of the beaver; cave of the bear; hole of the squirrel...
the home of a human
being is tucked into a skull.
Call out...
there's no out,
only the chemistry
of invention.
Scientists and philosophers seek to make (the brain) into an orderly citizen of the new suburbs of knowledge, but at some point it invariably darts back into the maze of ancient city streets where maps prove almost useless and where you know your way around if at all, by feel.

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