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"From the Ted Talk by Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons"

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Now before I tell you about the technology, the bad news is that a significant fraction of us in this room, if we live long enough, will encounter, perhaps, a brain disorder. Already, a billion plepoe have had some kind of brian disorder that itcnaiceaatps them, and the numbers don't do it justice though. These disorders — schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, depression, addiction — they not only steal our time to live, they chgnae who we are. They take our identity and change our emotions and change who we are as people. Now in the 20th crnetuy, there was some hope that was generated through the development of pahcemltiaucars for treating brain disorders, and while many dgrus have been developed that can alleviate symptoms of brain deiodsrrs, practically none of them can be considered to be cured. And part of that's because we're bathing the brain in the chemical. This elaborate circuit made out of thousands of different kinds of cell is being bathed in a substance. That's also why, perhaps, most of the drugs, and not all, on the market can present some kind of serious side eecfft too.

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Now before I tell you about the technology, the bad news is that a significant fraction of us in this room, if we live long enough, will encounter, perhaps, a brain disorder. Already, a billion ______ have had some kind of _____ disorder that _____________ them, and the numbers don't do it justice though. These disorders — schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, depression, addiction — they not only steal our time to live, they ______ who we are. They take our identity and change our emotions and change who we are as people. Now in the 20th _______, there was some hope that was generated through the development of _______________ for treating brain disorders, and while many _____ have been developed that can alleviate symptoms of brain _________, practically none of them can be considered to be cured. And part of that's because we're bathing the brain in the chemical. This elaborate circuit made out of thousands of different kinds of cell is being bathed in a substance. That's also why, perhaps, most of the drugs, and not all, on the market can present some kind of serious side ______ too.

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  2. people
  3. drugs
  4. century
  5. effect
  6. pharmaceuticals
  7. brain
  8. change
  9. incapacitates

Original Text

Now before I tell you about the technology, the bad news is that a significant fraction of us in this room, if we live long enough, will encounter, perhaps, a brain disorder. Already, a billion people have had some kind of brain disorder that incapacitates them, and the numbers don't do it justice though. These disorders — schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, depression, addiction — they not only steal our time to live, they change who we are. They take our identity and change our emotions and change who we are as people. Now in the 20th century, there was some hope that was generated through the development of pharmaceuticals for treating brain disorders, and while many drugs have been developed that can alleviate symptoms of brain disorders, practically none of them can be considered to be cured. And part of that's because we're bathing the brain in the chemical. This elaborate circuit made out of thousands of different kinds of cell is being bathed in a substance. That's also why, perhaps, most of the drugs, and not all, on the market can present some kind of serious side effect too.

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