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"From the Ted Talk by Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really."

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Well, while Aurora was playing this game, as you saw, and doing a thousand trials a day and getting 97 prneect ccerort and 350 miirlltiles of ogrnae juice, we are recording the brainstorms that are produced in her head and sending them to a robotic arm that was lerinang to reproduce the mementvos that Aurora was mnakig. Because the idea was to actually turn on this brain-machine interface and have Aurora play the game just by thinking, without interference of her body. Her brainstorms would control an arm that would move the cursor and cross the target. And to our shock, that's exactly what Aurora did. She played the game without moving her body.

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Well, while Aurora was playing this game, as you saw, and doing a thousand trials a day and getting 97 _______ _______ and 350 ___________ of ______ juice, we are recording the brainstorms that are produced in her head and sending them to a robotic arm that was ________ to reproduce the _________ that Aurora was ______. Because the idea was to actually turn on this brain-machine interface and have Aurora play the game just by thinking, without interference of her body. Her brainstorms would control an arm that would move the cursor and cross the target. And to our shock, that's exactly what Aurora did. She played the game without moving her body.

Solution

  1. percent
  2. milliliters
  3. learning
  4. orange
  5. making
  6. correct
  7. movements

Original Text

Well, while Aurora was playing this game, as you saw, and doing a thousand trials a day and getting 97 percent correct and 350 milliliters of orange juice, we are recording the brainstorms that are produced in her head and sending them to a robotic arm that was learning to reproduce the movements that Aurora was making. Because the idea was to actually turn on this brain-machine interface and have Aurora play the game just by thinking, without interference of her body. Her brainstorms would control an arm that would move the cursor and cross the target. And to our shock, that's exactly what Aurora did. She played the game without moving her body.

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robotic device 3
robotic arm 3
artificial device 3

Important Words

  1. arm
  2. aurora
  3. body
  4. brainstorms
  5. control
  6. correct
  7. cross
  8. cursor
  9. day
  10. game
  11. head
  12. idea
  13. interface
  14. interference
  15. juice
  16. learning
  17. making
  18. milliliters
  19. move
  20. movements
  21. moving
  22. orange
  23. percent
  24. play
  25. played
  26. playing
  27. produced
  28. recording
  29. reproduce
  30. robotic
  31. sending
  32. shock
  33. target
  34. thinking
  35. thousand
  36. trials
  37. turn