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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 ijncet 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 biran inmiagg and scanners can show you the idsenis of binars. What's new is that that process has tyciaplly taken days or months of aniaysls. We've collapsed that through technology to mldniceloiss, 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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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 ______ 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 _____ _______ and scanners can show you the _______ of ______. What's new is that that process has _________ taken days or months of ________. We've collapsed 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 activation per second. If he can see this pattern in his own brain, he can learn how to control it.

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  1. brain
  2. insides
  3. analysis
  4. imaging
  5. inject
  6. typically
  7. milliseconds
  8. brains

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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