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From the Ted Talk by Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now when we think of our senses, we don't usually think of the reasons why they probably elevovd, from a biological perspective. We don't really think of the evolutionary need to be protected by our senses, but that's probably why our senses really evolved — to keep us safe, to allow us to live. Really when we think of our senses, or when we think of the loss of the sense, we really think about something more like this: the alibity to tocuh something luxurious, to taste something diilcueos, to smell something fragrant, to see something beautiful. This is what we want out of our senses. We want beauty; we don't just want function. And when it comes to sensory restoration, we're still very far away from being able to provide buteay. And that's what I'd like to talk to you a little bit about today.

Open Cloze

Now when we think of our senses, we don't usually think of the reasons why they probably _______, from a biological perspective. We don't really think of the evolutionary need to be protected by our senses, but that's probably why our senses really evolved — to keep us safe, to allow us to live. Really when we think of our senses, or when we think of the loss of the sense, we really think about something more like this: the _______ to _____ something luxurious, to taste something _________, to smell something fragrant, to see something beautiful. This is what we want out of our senses. We want beauty; we don't just want function. And when it comes to sensory restoration, we're still very far away from being able to provide ______. And that's what I'd like to talk to you a little bit about today.

Solution

  1. evolved
  2. beauty
  3. ability
  4. delicious
  5. touch

Original Text

Now when we think of our senses, we don't usually think of the reasons why they probably evolved, from a biological perspective. We don't really think of the evolutionary need to be protected by our senses, but that's probably why our senses really evolved — to keep us safe, to allow us to live. Really when we think of our senses, or when we think of the loss of the sense, we really think about something more like this: the ability to touch something luxurious, to taste something delicious, to smell something fragrant, to see something beautiful. This is what we want out of our senses. We want beauty; we don't just want function. And when it comes to sensory restoration, we're still very far away from being able to provide beauty. And that's what I'd like to talk to you a little bit about today.

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Important Words

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