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From the Ted Talk "Jocelyne Bloch: The brain may be able to repair itself -- with help"

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But we could not stop here, of course. Do these cells also help a ______ to recover after a lesion? So for that, we trained monkeys to perform a manual dexterity task. They had to retrieve food pellets from a tray. They were very ____ at it. And when they had reached a plateau of performance, we did a lesion in the motor cortex corresponding to the hand motion. So the monkeys were ______, they could not move their hand anymore. And exactly the same as humans would do, they spontaneously recovered to a certain extent, exactly the same as after a stroke. ________ are __________ plegic, and then they try to recover due to a brain __________ _________, they recover to a certain extent, exactly the same for the monkey.

Solution

  1. good
  2. monkey
  3. plasticity
  4. completely
  5. mechanism
  6. patients
  7. plegic

Original Text

But we could not stop here, of course. Do these cells also help a monkey to recover after a lesion? So for that, we trained monkeys to perform a manual dexterity task. They had to retrieve food pellets from a tray. They were very good at it. And when they had reached a plateau of performance, we did a lesion in the motor cortex corresponding to the hand motion. So the monkeys were plegic, they could not move their hand anymore. And exactly the same as humans would do, they spontaneously recovered to a certain extent, exactly the same as after a stroke. Patients are completely plegic, and then they try to recover due to a brain plasticity mechanism, they recover to a certain extent, exactly the same for the monkey.

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Important Words

  1. anymore
  2. brain
  3. cells
  4. completely
  5. cortex
  6. dexterity
  7. due
  8. extent
  9. food
  10. good
  11. hand
  12. humans
  13. lesion
  14. manual
  15. mechanism
  16. monkey
  17. monkeys
  18. motion
  19. motor
  20. move
  21. patients
  22. pellets
  23. perform
  24. performance
  25. plasticity
  26. plateau
  27. plegic
  28. reached
  29. recover
  30. recovered
  31. retrieve
  32. spontaneously
  33. stop
  34. stroke
  35. task
  36. trained
  37. tray