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From the Ted Talk by Mathieu Lehanneur: Science-inspired design

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One morning, in the year 1957, the neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield saw himself like this, a weird farek with huge hands, huge mouth, and a tiny bottom. Actually this creature is the result of the pelfneid research. He named it hnmouuucls. Basically the homunculus is the visualization of a human being where each part of the body is proportional to the surface it takes in the brain. So, of course, homunculus is definitely not a freak. It's you. It's me. It's our invisible reality. This visualization could explain, for example, why newborns, or smokers, put, itcitinnvsely, their fingers in the mouth. Unfortunately it doesn't explain why so many dersgneis rieman mainly interested in dinegnsig chairs.

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One morning, in the year 1957, the neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield saw himself like this, a weird _____ with huge hands, huge mouth, and a tiny bottom. Actually this creature is the result of the ________ research. He named it __________. Basically the homunculus is the visualization of a human being where each part of the body is proportional to the surface it takes in the brain. So, of course, homunculus is definitely not a freak. It's you. It's me. It's our invisible reality. This visualization could explain, for example, why newborns, or smokers, put, _____________, their fingers in the mouth. Unfortunately it doesn't explain why so many _________ ______ mainly interested in _________ chairs.

Solution

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  2. designers
  3. instinctively
  4. freak
  5. designing
  6. remain
  7. homunculus

Original Text

One morning, in the year 1957, the neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield saw himself like this, a weird freak with huge hands, huge mouth, and a tiny bottom. Actually this creature is the result of the Penfield research. He named it homunculus. Basically the homunculus is the visualization of a human being where each part of the body is proportional to the surface it takes in the brain. So, of course, homunculus is definitely not a freak. It's you. It's me. It's our invisible reality. This visualization could explain, for example, why newborns, or smokers, put, instinctively, their fingers in the mouth. Unfortunately it doesn't explain why so many designers remain mainly interested in designing chairs.

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