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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate"

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So we're going to go back now. I'm going to tcuoh the Venus frtlyap again. I've been talking for more than 20 seconds. So we can see what happens when I touch the hair a second time. So what do we get? We get a second action potential, but again, the leaf doesn't close. So now if I go back in there and if I'm a fly moving around, I'm going to be touching the leaf a few times. I'm going to go and brush it a few times. And immediately, the flytrap closes. So here we are seeing the flytrap actually doing a cttmuoipaon. It's determining if there's a fly inside the trap, and then it closes.

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So we're going to go back now. I'm going to _____ the Venus _______ again. I've been talking for more than 20 seconds. So we can see what happens when I touch the hair a second time. So what do we get? We get a second action potential, but again, the leaf doesn't close. So now if I go back in there and if I'm a fly moving around, I'm going to be touching the leaf a few times. I'm going to go and brush it a few times. And immediately, the flytrap closes. So here we are seeing the flytrap actually doing a ___________. It's determining if there's a fly inside the trap, and then it closes.

Solution

  1. touch
  2. computation
  3. flytrap

Original Text

So we're going to go back now. I'm going to touch the Venus flytrap again. I've been talking for more than 20 seconds. So we can see what happens when I touch the hair a second time. So what do we get? We get a second action potential, but again, the leaf doesn't close. So now if I go back in there and if I'm a fly moving around, I'm going to be touching the leaf a few times. I'm going to go and brush it a few times. And immediately, the flytrap closes. So here we are seeing the flytrap actually doing a computation. It's determining if there's a fly inside the trap, and then it closes.

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collocation frequency
action potential 11
venus flytrap 7
action potentials 3

Important Words

  1. action
  2. brush
  3. close
  4. closes
  5. computation
  6. determining
  7. fly
  8. flytrap
  9. hair
  10. immediately
  11. leaf
  12. moving
  13. potential
  14. seconds
  15. talking
  16. time
  17. times
  18. touch
  19. touching
  20. trap
  21. venus