Theater of the mind

Quoting neurobiologist Bernard J. Baars, Donald Beecher has this to say in his work, "Mind, Theaters, and the Anatomy of Consciousness:"

All unified theories of cognition today involve theater metaphors.

The quote in part reminded me why I enjoyed Stephen Goldblatt's profile of this mind reader so much. Baars also uses the theater metaphor in his publication, In the Theatre of Consciousness.