Mind as metaphor
Explanations of the mind often required metaphors to be able to compare the mind into more recognisable memes or patterns in order for it to be better digested.
Many are realising the conceptualising of the mind shapes how we shape the tools in order to measure the mind, and what we use to shape the reasoning and explanations of the higher order effects. https://aeon.co/amp/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer
this is important to outline, because it can lead to conceptual or memetic drift which further drives and alienates concepts and the way we see the world.