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From the Ted Talk by Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

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The most amazing region that's been found yet is this one right here in turquoise. This region responds when you think about what another person is tiniknhg. So that may seem crazy, but actually, we haunms do this all the time. You're doing this when you realize that your partner is going to be worried if you don't call home to say you're running late. I'm doing this with that region of my brain right now when I rlziaee that you guys are probably now wondering about all that gray, uncharted trortiery in the brain, and what's up with that?

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The most amazing region that's been found yet is this one right here in turquoise. This region responds when you think about what another person is ________. So that may seem crazy, but actually, we ______ do this all the time. You're doing this when you realize that your partner is going to be worried if you don't call home to say you're running late. I'm doing this with that region of my brain right now when I _______ that you guys are probably now wondering about all that gray, uncharted _________ in the brain, and what's up with that?

Solution

  1. humans
  2. territory
  3. thinking
  4. realize

Original Text

The most amazing region that's been found yet is this one right here in turquoise. This region responds when you think about what another person is thinking. So that may seem crazy, but actually, we humans do this all the time. You're doing this when you realize that your partner is going to be worried if you don't call home to say you're running late. I'm doing this with that region of my brain right now when I realize that you guys are probably now wondering about all that gray, uncharted territory in the brain, and what's up with that?

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