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From the Ted Talk by Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is just actually the first one that we tried. I just wanted to say something about the sdrnaatd method. When this first came out, it was just a really exciting thing, the idea that you even make a blind retina respond at all. But there was this limiting factor, the iusse of the code, and how to make the cells respond better, produce normal responses, and so this was our contribution. Now I just want to wrap up, and as I was mtinonineg earlier of course I have a lot of other data if you're iettnsered, but I just wanted to give this sort of basic idea of being able to communicate with the brain in its language, and the potential power of being able to do that. So it's different from the motor prosthetics where you're cmonntciuaimg from the brain to a dvceie. Here we have to communicate from the outside world into the brain and be understood, and be uoreodtsnd by the brain.

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This is just actually the first one that we tried. I just wanted to say something about the ________ method. When this first came out, it was just a really exciting thing, the idea that you even make a blind retina respond at all. But there was this limiting factor, the _____ of the code, and how to make the cells respond better, produce normal responses, and so this was our contribution. Now I just want to wrap up, and as I was __________ earlier of course I have a lot of other data if you're __________, but I just wanted to give this sort of basic idea of being able to communicate with the brain in its language, and the potential power of being able to do that. So it's different from the motor prosthetics where you're _____________ from the brain to a ______. Here we have to communicate from the outside world into the brain and be understood, and be __________ by the brain.

Solution

  1. issue
  2. understood
  3. communicating
  4. device
  5. mentioning
  6. standard
  7. interested

Original Text

This is just actually the first one that we tried. I just wanted to say something about the standard method. When this first came out, it was just a really exciting thing, the idea that you even make a blind retina respond at all. But there was this limiting factor, the issue of the code, and how to make the cells respond better, produce normal responses, and so this was our contribution. Now I just want to wrap up, and as I was mentioning earlier of course I have a lot of other data if you're interested, but I just wanted to give this sort of basic idea of being able to communicate with the brain in its language, and the potential power of being able to do that. So it's different from the motor prosthetics where you're communicating from the brain to a device. Here we have to communicate from the outside world into the brain and be understood, and be understood by the brain.

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