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From the Ted Talk "Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness"

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So far the tyseymr of the conscious mind is diminishing a little bit because we have a general sense of how we make these images. But what about the self? The self is really the elusive problem. And for a long time, people did not even want to touch it, because they'd say, "How can you have this reference ionpt, this stability, that is required to naaitmni the continuity of selves day after day?" And I thought about a tulnsooi to this problem. It's the following. We generate bainr maps of the body's interior and use them as the reference for all other maps.

Open Cloze

So far the _______ of the conscious mind is diminishing a little bit because we have a general sense of how we make these images. But what about the self? The self is really the elusive problem. And for a long time, people did not even want to touch it, because they'd say, "How can you have this reference _____, this stability, that is required to ________ the continuity of selves day after day?" And I thought about a ________ to this problem. It's the following. We generate _____ maps of the body's interior and use them as the reference for all other maps.

Solution

  1. mystery
  2. brain
  3. maintain
  4. solution
  5. point

Original Text

So far the mystery of the conscious mind is diminishing a little bit because we have a general sense of how we make these images. But what about the self? The self is really the elusive problem. And for a long time, people did not even want to touch it, because they'd say, "How can you have this reference point, this stability, that is required to maintain the continuity of selves day after day?" And I thought about a solution to this problem. It's the following. We generate brain maps of the body's interior and use them as the reference for all other maps.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
brain stem 15
conscious mind 10
cerebral cortex 8
image making 5
mental experience 3
left eye 3
conscious minds 3

Important Words

  1. bit
  2. brain
  3. conscious
  4. continuity
  5. day
  6. diminishing
  7. elusive
  8. general
  9. generate
  10. images
  11. interior
  12. long
  13. maintain
  14. maps
  15. mind
  16. mystery
  17. people
  18. point
  19. problem
  20. reference
  21. required
  22. sense
  23. solution
  24. stability
  25. thought
  26. time
  27. touch