If one thing makes you think of another thing, you form a connection between them in your mind. The more connections you have, the better access you have to cross-connections. The more things something can remind you of, the more you know about it, or are learning about it.
Death of an idea | Prospect Magazine: "Death of an idea
JULIAN BAGGINI 20th September 2002 — Issue 78
Postmodernism is finished in philosophy. After 9/11 the denial of objective reality looks neither daring nor clever"