full transcript
From the Ted Talk "David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The most modern incarnation is called the brainport, and this is a little electrogrid that sits on your tongue, and the video defe gets turned into these little electrotactile signals, and bdnil people get so good at using this that they can throw a ball into a basket, or they can navigate complex abclesto courses. They can come to see through their tongue. Now, that sounds completely insane, right? But remember, all oivins ever is is electrochemical signals gonricus around in your brain. Your brain doesn't know where the signals come from. It just figures out what to do with them.

Open Cloze

The most modern incarnation is called the brainport, and this is a little electrogrid that sits on your tongue, and the video ____ gets turned into these little electrotactile signals, and _____ people get so good at using this that they can throw a ball into a basket, or they can navigate complex ________ courses. They can come to see through their tongue. Now, that sounds completely insane, right? But remember, all ______ ever is is electrochemical signals ________ around in your brain. Your brain doesn't know where the signals come from. It just figures out what to do with them.

Solution

  1. feed
  2. blind
  3. coursing
  4. obstacle
  5. vision

Original Text

The most modern incarnation is called the brainport, and this is a little electrogrid that sits on your tongue, and the video feed gets turned into these little electrotactile signals, and blind people get so good at using this that they can throw a ball into a basket, or they can navigate complex obstacle courses. They can come to see through their tongue. Now, that sounds completely insane, right? But remember, all vision ever is is electrochemical signals coursing around in your brain. Your brain doesn't know where the signals come from. It just figures out what to do with them.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sensory substitution 5
video feed 4
real time 4
blind people 4
perceptual experience 3
direct perceptual 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
direct perceptual experience 3

Important Words

  1. ball
  2. basket
  3. blind
  4. brain
  5. brainport
  6. called
  7. completely
  8. complex
  9. courses
  10. coursing
  11. electrochemical
  12. electrogrid
  13. electrotactile
  14. feed
  15. figures
  16. good
  17. incarnation
  18. insane
  19. modern
  20. navigate
  21. obstacle
  22. people
  23. remember
  24. signals
  25. sits
  26. sounds
  27. throw
  28. tongue
  29. turned
  30. video
  31. vision