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From the Ted Talk by Christopher deCharms: A look inside the brain in real time

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We're going to fly into my colleague Peter's brain. We're going to do it non-invasively using MRI. We don't have to inject anything. We don't need radiation. We will be able to fly into the atnoamy of Peter's brain — literally, fly into his body — but more irmopaltnty, we can look into his mind. When Peter moves his arm, that yellow spot you see there is the inrteface to the functioning of Peter's mind taking place. Now you've seen before that with electrodes you can control robotic arms, that brain igmnaig and scanners can show you the insides of bniars. What's new is that that process has typically taken days or months of analysis. We've cleolspad that through technology to mncioelilsds, and that allows us to let Peter to look at his brain in real time as he's inside the scanner. He can look at these 65,000 points of atiaicovtn per second. If he can see this pattern in his own brain, he can learn how to control it.

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We're going to fly into my colleague Peter's brain. We're going to do it non-invasively using MRI. We don't have to inject anything. We don't need radiation. We will be able to fly into the _______ of Peter's brain — literally, fly into his body — but more ___________, we can look into his mind. When Peter moves his arm, that yellow spot you see there is the _________ to the functioning of Peter's mind taking place. Now you've seen before that with electrodes you can control robotic arms, that brain _______ and scanners can show you the insides of ______. What's new is that that process has typically taken days or months of analysis. We've _________ that through technology to ____________, and that allows us to let Peter to look at his brain in real time as he's inside the scanner. He can look at these 65,000 points of __________ per second. If he can see this pattern in his own brain, he can learn how to control it.

Solution

  1. activation
  2. imaging
  3. importantly
  4. brains
  5. collapsed
  6. interface
  7. anatomy
  8. milliseconds

Original Text

We're going to fly into my colleague Peter's brain. We're going to do it non-invasively using MRI. We don't have to inject anything. We don't need radiation. We will be able to fly into the anatomy of Peter's brain — literally, fly into his body — but more importantly, we can look into his mind. When Peter moves his arm, that yellow spot you see there is the interface to the functioning of Peter's mind taking place. Now you've seen before that with electrodes you can control robotic arms, that brain imaging and scanners can show you the insides of brains. What's new is that that process has typically taken days or months of analysis. We've collapsed that through technology to milliseconds, and that allows us to let Peter to look at his brain in real time as he's inside the scanner. He can look at these 65,000 points of activation per second. If he can see this pattern in his own brain, he can learn how to control it.

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