Our ability to assimilate the unexpected is limited, and when we are exposed to too much novelty, it becomes unpleasant, and the mind seeks respite through the analogizing process.Analogies are cool. They tell us that this is like that; it serves as a link between the known and the unknown. It connects the two with a comforting familiarity. But the analogizing might become warped under the constant and unrelenting influence of the unknown.They provide a way to quantify the level of surprise for an event.When the analogizing fails to cope with the rush of input, we fell prey to perceptual analogizing. This is a part of what we’re going through at the moment. A sort of seeing the world through a “metaphoric distortion”, that changes the form of a signal into something that is not (Source: