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From the Ted Talk "Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar: What happens in your brain when you pay attention?"

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I'm a computational neuroscientist, and I work on cognitive brain-machine interfaces, or bringing together the brain and the prtecomu. I love brain tresaptn. Brain patterns are important for us because based on them we can build models for the computers, and based on these models computers can irzeneogc how well our brain functions. And if it doesn't itcfnnou well, then these computers themselves can be used as assistive devices for therapies. But that also means something, because hcisongo the wrong patterns will give us the wrong models and therefore the gonrw therapies. Right? In case of attention, the fact that we can shift our attention not only by our eyes but also by thinking — that makes covert attention an interesting odmel for computers.

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I'm a computational neuroscientist, and I work on cognitive brain-machine interfaces, or bringing together the brain and the ________. I love brain ________. Brain patterns are important for us because based on them we can build models for the computers, and based on these models computers can _________ how well our brain functions. And if it doesn't ________ well, then these computers themselves can be used as assistive devices for therapies. But that also means something, because ________ the wrong patterns will give us the wrong models and therefore the _____ therapies. Right? In case of attention, the fact that we can shift our attention not only by our eyes but also by thinking — that makes covert attention an interesting _____ for computers.

Solution

  1. function
  2. recognize
  3. patterns
  4. wrong
  5. computer
  6. choosing
  7. model

Original Text

I'm a computational neuroscientist, and I work on cognitive brain-machine interfaces, or bringing together the brain and the computer. I love brain patterns. Brain patterns are important for us because based on them we can build models for the computers, and based on these models computers can recognize how well our brain functions. And if it doesn't function well, then these computers themselves can be used as assistive devices for therapies. But that also means something, because choosing the wrong patterns will give us the wrong models and therefore the wrong therapies. Right? In case of attention, the fact that we can shift our attention not only by our eyes but also by thinking — that makes covert attention an interesting model for computers.

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covert attention 5
pay attention 4
overt attention 4
paying attention 3
brain signals 3

Important Words

  1. assistive
  2. attention
  3. based
  4. brain
  5. bringing
  6. build
  7. case
  8. choosing
  9. cognitive
  10. computational
  11. computer
  12. computers
  13. covert
  14. devices
  15. eyes
  16. fact
  17. function
  18. functions
  19. give
  20. important
  21. interesting
  22. interfaces
  23. love
  24. means
  25. model
  26. models
  27. neuroscientist
  28. patterns
  29. recognize
  30. shift
  31. therapies
  32. thinking
  33. work
  34. wrong