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From the Ted Talk by Gareth Gaskell: How do our brains process speech?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This suggests that every time we hear a word there’s a brief explosion of meanings in our minds, and by the recognition pinot the brain has stteled on one interpretation. The recognition process moves more ripaldy with a sentence that gives us context than in a random string of wrods. Context also helps gduie us towards the intended meaning of words with multiple ittotanererinps, like "bat," or "crane," or in cases of homophones like "no" or "know." For multilingual people, the language they are listening to is another cue, used to eliminate potential words that don’t match the language context.

Open Cloze

This suggests that every time we hear a word there’s a brief explosion of meanings in our minds, and by the recognition _____ the brain has _______ on one interpretation. The recognition process moves more _______ with a sentence that gives us context than in a random string of _____. Context also helps _____ us towards the intended meaning of words with multiple _______________, like "bat," or "crane," or in cases of homophones like "no" or "know." For multilingual people, the language they are listening to is another cue, used to eliminate potential words that don’t match the language context.

Solution

  1. point
  2. rapidly
  3. words
  4. settled
  5. interpretations
  6. guide

Original Text

This suggests that every time we hear a word there’s a brief explosion of meanings in our minds, and by the recognition point the brain has settled on one interpretation. The recognition process moves more rapidly with a sentence that gives us context than in a random string of words. Context also helps guide us towards the intended meaning of words with multiple interpretations, like "bat," or "crane," or in cases of homophones like "no" or "know." For multilingual people, the language they are listening to is another cue, used to eliminate potential words that don’t match the language context.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
sign language 2
processing unit 2

Important Words

  1. brain
  2. cases
  3. context
  4. cue
  5. eliminate
  6. explosion
  7. guide
  8. hear
  9. helps
  10. homophones
  11. intended
  12. interpretation
  13. interpretations
  14. language
  15. listening
  16. match
  17. meaning
  18. meanings
  19. minds
  20. moves
  21. multilingual
  22. multiple
  23. people
  24. point
  25. potential
  26. process
  27. random
  28. rapidly
  29. recognition
  30. sentence
  31. settled
  32. string
  33. suggests
  34. time
  35. word
  36. words