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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I always tell the students that we could also call nesuiserttcoins some sort of astronomer, because we are dealing with a system that is only corablpame in terms of nbumer of cells to the number of galaxies that we have in the universe. And here we are, out of binlilos of neurons, just recording, 10 years ago, a hundred. We are doing a tsounahd now. And we hope to understand something fundamental about our human nature. Because, if you don't know yet, everything that we use to define what human nature is comes from these storms, comes from these storms that roll over the hills and valleys of our brains and define our memories, our beifels, our feelings, our plans for the future. Everything that we ever do, everything that every human has ever done, do or will do, requires the toil of populations of noreuns producing these kinds of storms.

Open Cloze

I always tell the students that we could also call _______________ some sort of astronomer, because we are dealing with a system that is only __________ in terms of ______ of cells to the number of galaxies that we have in the universe. And here we are, out of ________ of neurons, just recording, 10 years ago, a hundred. We are doing a ________ now. And we hope to understand something fundamental about our human nature. Because, if you don't know yet, everything that we use to define what human nature is comes from these storms, comes from these storms that roll over the hills and valleys of our brains and define our memories, our _______, our feelings, our plans for the future. Everything that we ever do, everything that every human has ever done, do or will do, requires the toil of populations of _______ producing these kinds of storms.

Solution

  1. neuroscientists
  2. billions
  3. beliefs
  4. thousand
  5. neurons
  6. comparable
  7. number

Original Text

I always tell the students that we could also call neuroscientists some sort of astronomer, because we are dealing with a system that is only comparable in terms of number of cells to the number of galaxies that we have in the universe. And here we are, out of billions of neurons, just recording, 10 years ago, a hundred. We are doing a thousand now. And we hope to understand something fundamental about our human nature. Because, if you don't know yet, everything that we use to define what human nature is comes from these storms, comes from these storms that roll over the hills and valleys of our brains and define our memories, our beliefs, our feelings, our plans for the future. Everything that we ever do, everything that every human has ever done, do or will do, requires the toil of populations of neurons producing these kinds of storms.

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Important Words

  1. astronomer
  2. beliefs
  3. billions
  4. brains
  5. call
  6. cells
  7. comparable
  8. dealing
  9. define
  10. feelings
  11. fundamental
  12. future
  13. galaxies
  14. hills
  15. hope
  16. human
  17. kinds
  18. memories
  19. nature
  20. neurons
  21. neuroscientists
  22. number
  23. plans
  24. populations
  25. producing
  26. recording
  27. requires
  28. roll
  29. sort
  30. storms
  31. students
  32. system
  33. terms
  34. thousand
  35. toil
  36. understand
  37. universe
  38. valleys
  39. years