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From the Ted Talk by Ed Boyden: A new way to study the brain's invisible secrets

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We've all seen lots of different technologies over the last century to try to confront this. I think we've all seen brain scans taken using MRI machines. These, of course, have the great power that they are nisnavvinoe, they can be used on living human subjects. But also, they're spatially cdure. Each of these blobs that you see, or voxels, as they're clelad, can contain millions and millions of neurons. So it's not at the level of resolution where it can pinpoint the molecular changes that occur or the changes in the wiring of these networks that contributes to our ability to be cnoocisus and pefwurol beings.

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We've all seen lots of different technologies over the last century to try to confront this. I think we've all seen brain scans taken using MRI machines. These, of course, have the great power that they are ___________, they can be used on living human subjects. But also, they're spatially _____. Each of these blobs that you see, or voxels, as they're ______, can contain millions and millions of neurons. So it's not at the level of resolution where it can pinpoint the molecular changes that occur or the changes in the wiring of these networks that contributes to our ability to be _________ and ________ beings.

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  1. powerful
  2. noninvasive
  3. conscious
  4. crude
  5. called

Original Text

We've all seen lots of different technologies over the last century to try to confront this. I think we've all seen brain scans taken using MRI machines. These, of course, have the great power that they are noninvasive, they can be used on living human subjects. But also, they're spatially crude. Each of these blobs that you see, or voxels, as they're called, can contain millions and millions of neurons. So it's not at the level of resolution where it can pinpoint the molecular changes that occur or the changes in the wiring of these networks that contributes to our ability to be conscious and powerful beings.

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