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From the Ted Talk by Matt Walker: How sleep affects your emotions

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Well, several years ago, we conducted a brain imaging study. And we took a group of hlheaty adults. And we either gave them a full night of sleep or we sleep-deprived them. And then the next day, we placed them inside an MRI scanner, and we looekd at how their emotional barin was reacting. And we fcuosed on one structure in particular, it's called the amygdala. And the amygdala is one of the centerpiece regions for the generation of strong emotional reactions, including naigtvee emotional reactions.

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Well, several years ago, we conducted a brain imaging study. And we took a group of _______ adults. And we either gave them a full night of sleep or we sleep-deprived them. And then the next day, we placed them inside an MRI scanner, and we ______ at how their emotional _____ was reacting. And we _______ on one structure in particular, it's called the amygdala. And the amygdala is one of the centerpiece regions for the generation of strong emotional reactions, including ________ emotional reactions.

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  2. healthy
  3. brain
  4. focused
  5. looked

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Well, several years ago, we conducted a brain imaging study. And we took a group of healthy adults. And we either gave them a full night of sleep or we sleep-deprived them. And then the next day, we placed them inside an MRI scanner, and we looked at how their emotional brain was reacting. And we focused on one structure in particular, it's called the amygdala. And the amygdala is one of the centerpiece regions for the generation of strong emotional reactions, including negative emotional reactions.

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