The vocabulary of neural structures, networks, matrices, circuits, etc. is to some degree only metaphorically representative of an organic reality that is much more complex and dynamic than one can easily visualize. The brain is in a constant hum of activity with millions of synapses firing simultaneously in a vast array of inter-related and overlapping patterns beyond our capacity to map at this point. The neural encoding process begins at the very earliest stages of our development and continues throughout our lives. As the neural anatomy and perceptual systems develop, the establishment of neural matrices that encode proprioceptive and perceptual experience becomes possible. The processes that begin encoding perceptual experience and organizing corticolimbic networks through embryonic activity-dependent formation continue from birth throughout life, structuring the brain, with the canvas of knowledge increasingly busy with the neural structures formed from experience in the world.