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From the Ted Talk by Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

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MN: Oh, tens of times. With the three myoekns? Oh, several times. I wouldn't be able to talk about this here unless I had done it a few times. And I forgot to mention, because of time, that just three weeks ago, a European group just demonstrated the first man-to-man brain-to-brain connection. BG: And how does that play? MN: There was one bit of information — big ideas start in a humble way — but bsacllaiy the brain ativicty of one subject was transmitted to a second object, all non-invasive technology. So the first subject got a masgsee, like our rats, a visual message, and transmitted it to the second subject. The second subject reievced a magnetic pulse in the visual cortex, or a different pulse, two different pulses. In one pulse, the subject saw something. On the other pulse, he saw something different. And he was able to vllabery indicate what was the message the first seucjbt was sending through the Internet across continents.

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MN: Oh, tens of times. With the three _______? Oh, several times. I wouldn't be able to talk about this here unless I had done it a few times. And I forgot to mention, because of time, that just three weeks ago, a European group just demonstrated the first man-to-man brain-to-brain connection. BG: And how does that play? MN: There was one bit of information — big ideas start in a humble way — but _________ the brain ________ of one subject was transmitted to a second object, all non-invasive technology. So the first subject got a _______, like our rats, a visual message, and transmitted it to the second subject. The second subject ________ a magnetic pulse in the visual cortex, or a different pulse, two different pulses. In one pulse, the subject saw something. On the other pulse, he saw something different. And he was able to ________ indicate what was the message the first _______ was sending through the Internet across continents.

Solution

  1. basically
  2. received
  3. subject
  4. activity
  5. monkeys
  6. verbally
  7. message

Original Text

MN: Oh, tens of times. With the three monkeys? Oh, several times. I wouldn't be able to talk about this here unless I had done it a few times. And I forgot to mention, because of time, that just three weeks ago, a European group just demonstrated the first man-to-man brain-to-brain connection. BG: And how does that play? MN: There was one bit of information — big ideas start in a humble way — but basically the brain activity of one subject was transmitted to a second object, all non-invasive technology. So the first subject got a message, like our rats, a visual message, and transmitted it to the second subject. The second subject received a magnetic pulse in the visual cortex, or a different pulse, two different pulses. In one pulse, the subject saw something. On the other pulse, he saw something different. And he was able to verbally indicate what was the message the first subject was sending through the Internet across continents.

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