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From the Ted Talk "Alex Gendler: Why elephants never forget"

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All of this _____ that elephant memory goes beyond responses to stimuli. Looking inside their _____, we can see why. The elephant boasts the largest brain of any land mammal, as well as an impressive _______________ quotient. This is the ____ of the brain relative to what we'd expect for an animal's body size, and the elephant's EQ is nearly as ____ as a chimpanzee's. And despite the distant relation, convergent evolution has made it remarkably similar to the human brain, with as many neurons and synapses and a ______ developed hippocampus and cerebral cortex.

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  1. encephalization
  2. heads
  3. highly
  4. high
  5. shows
  6. size

Original Text

All of this shows that elephant memory goes beyond responses to stimuli. Looking inside their heads, we can see why. The elephant boasts the largest brain of any land mammal, as well as an impressive encephalization quotient. This is the size of the brain relative to what we'd expect for an animal's body size, and the elephant's EQ is nearly as high as a chimpanzee's. And despite the distant relation, convergent evolution has made it remarkably similar to the human brain, with as many neurons and synapses and a highly developed hippocampus and cerebral cortex.

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