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From the Ted Talk by Michael Merzenich: Growing evidence of brain plasticity

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It would be several months before this infant could do something as simple as reach out and grasp under voluntary cootrnl an object and retrieve it, usually to the mouth. And it will be some mothns beforeward, and we see a long steady progression of the evolution from the first wiggles, to rolling over, and sitting up, and clrwinag, sntniadg, walking, before we get to that magical point in which we can maotte in the world. And yet, when we look forward in the brain we see really remarkable advance. By this age the brain can actually sorte. It has stored, rdeercod, can fastly retrieve the meanings of thousands, tens of thousands of objects, actions, and their relationships in the wlord. And those relationships can in fact be constructed in hedundrs of thousands, potentially millions of ways. By this age the brain coltorns very refined perceptual abilities. And it actually has a grwiong repertoire of cvgtiinoe skills. This brain is very much a thinking machine. And by this age there is absolutely no question that this brain, it has a person on board. And in fact at this age it is substantially controlling its own self-development. And by this age we see a remarkable evolution in its capacity to control movement.

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It would be several months before this infant could do something as simple as reach out and grasp under voluntary _______ an object and retrieve it, usually to the mouth. And it will be some ______ beforeward, and we see a long steady progression of the evolution from the first wiggles, to rolling over, and sitting up, and ________, ________, walking, before we get to that magical point in which we can ______ in the world. And yet, when we look forward in the brain we see really remarkable advance. By this age the brain can actually _____. It has stored, ________, can fastly retrieve the meanings of thousands, tens of thousands of objects, actions, and their relationships in the _____. And those relationships can in fact be constructed in ________ of thousands, potentially millions of ways. By this age the brain ________ very refined perceptual abilities. And it actually has a _______ repertoire of _________ skills. This brain is very much a thinking machine. And by this age there is absolutely no question that this brain, it has a person on board. And in fact at this age it is substantially controlling its own self-development. And by this age we see a remarkable evolution in its capacity to control movement.

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Original Text

It would be several months before this infant could do something as simple as reach out and grasp under voluntary control an object and retrieve it, usually to the mouth. And it will be some months beforeward, and we see a long steady progression of the evolution from the first wiggles, to rolling over, and sitting up, and crawling, standing, walking, before we get to that magical point in which we can motate in the world. And yet, when we look forward in the brain we see really remarkable advance. By this age the brain can actually store. It has stored, recorded, can fastly retrieve the meanings of thousands, tens of thousands of objects, actions, and their relationships in the world. And those relationships can in fact be constructed in hundreds of thousands, potentially millions of ways. By this age the brain controls very refined perceptual abilities. And it actually has a growing repertoire of cognitive skills. This brain is very much a thinking machine. And by this age there is absolutely no question that this brain, it has a person on board. And in fact at this age it is substantially controlling its own self-development. And by this age we see a remarkable evolution in its capacity to control movement.

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