full transcript
"From the Ted Talk by Henry Markram: A brain in a supercomputer"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So, the Holy Grail for neuroscience is really to understand the diegsn of the neocoritical column — and it's not just for neuroscience; it's perhaps to understand perception, to understand reality, and perhaps to even also understand physical reality. So, what we did was, for the past 15 years, was to dissect out the neocortex, systematically. It's a bit like going and cataloging a pceie of the rainforest. How many teres does it have? What saephs are the trees? How many of each type of tree do you have? Where are they positioned?

Open Cloze

So, the Holy Grail for neuroscience is really to understand the ______ of the neocoritical column — and it's not just for neuroscience; it's perhaps to understand perception, to understand reality, and perhaps to even also understand physical reality. So, what we did was, for the past 15 years, was to dissect out the neocortex, systematically. It's a bit like going and cataloging a _____ of the rainforest. How many _____ does it have? What ______ are the trees? How many of each type of tree do you have? Where are they positioned?

Solution

  1. trees
  2. design
  3. piece
  4. shapes

Original Text

So, the Holy Grail for neuroscience is really to understand the design of the neocoritical column — and it's not just for neuroscience; it's perhaps to understand perception, to understand reality, and perhaps to even also understand physical reality. So, what we did was, for the past 15 years, was to dissect out the neocortex, systematically. It's a bit like going and cataloging a piece of the rainforest. How many trees does it have? What shapes are the trees? How many of each type of tree do you have? Where are they positioned?

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
human brain 4
perceptual bubble 4
neocortical column 4
neocortical columns 3
grand piano 3

Important Words

  1. bit
  2. cataloging
  3. column
  4. design
  5. dissect
  6. grail
  7. holy
  8. neocoritical
  9. neocortex
  10. neuroscience
  11. perception
  12. physical
  13. piece
  14. positioned
  15. rainforest
  16. reality
  17. shapes
  18. systematically
  19. tree
  20. trees
  21. type
  22. understand
  23. years