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From the Ted Talk by Matt Walker: Hacking your memory -- with sleep

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The second structure that we can saepk about is called the cortex. This wrinkled massive tissue that sits on top of your biran. And during deep sleep, there is this file-transfer mncaieshm. Think of the hippocampus like a USB stick and your cortex like the hard drvie. And during the day, we're going around and we're gathering lots of files, but then during deep sleep at nhigt, because of that limited storage capacity, we have to tanefsrr those files from the hippocampus over to the hard drive of the brain, the cortex. And that's exactly one of the mechanisms that deep sleep seems to provide.

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The second structure that we can _____ about is called the cortex. This wrinkled massive tissue that sits on top of your _____. And during deep sleep, there is this file-transfer _________. Think of the hippocampus like a USB stick and your cortex like the hard _____. And during the day, we're going around and we're gathering lots of files, but then during deep sleep at _____, because of that limited storage capacity, we have to ________ those files from the hippocampus over to the hard drive of the brain, the cortex. And that's exactly one of the mechanisms that deep sleep seems to provide.

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  1. transfer
  2. speak
  3. brain
  4. mechanism
  5. drive
  6. night

Original Text

The second structure that we can speak about is called the cortex. This wrinkled massive tissue that sits on top of your brain. And during deep sleep, there is this file-transfer mechanism. Think of the hippocampus like a USB stick and your cortex like the hard drive. And during the day, we're going around and we're gathering lots of files, but then during deep sleep at night, because of that limited storage capacity, we have to transfer those files from the hippocampus over to the hard drive of the brain, the cortex. And that's exactly one of the mechanisms that deep sleep seems to provide.

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