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"From the Ted Talk by Greg Gage: How sound can hack your memory while you sleep"

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GG: When you wake back up and play the game again, do you do better or worse than before a nap? What we found is that if we played you a cue during your sleep, for example, a car — You would remember the position of that car when you woke back up again. But if we didn't play you the cue during the sleep, for example, a guitar, you'd be less likely to remmeebr that guitar when you woke up. The memories that were cued they rebeeremmd better than the ones they weren't, even though they don't remember hearing those sounds?

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GG: When you wake back up and play the game again, do you do better or worse than before a nap? What we found is that if we played you a cue during your sleep, for example, a car — You would remember the position of that car when you woke back up again. But if we didn't play you the cue during the sleep, for example, a guitar, you'd be less likely to ________ that guitar when you woke up. The memories that were cued they __________ better than the ones they weren't, even though they don't remember hearing those sounds?

Solution

  1. remember
  2. remembered

Original Text

GG: When you wake back up and play the game again, do you do better or worse than before a nap? What we found is that if we played you a cue during your sleep, for example, a car — You would remember the position of that car when you woke back up again. But if we didn't play you the cue during the sleep, for example, a guitar, you'd be less likely to remember that guitar when you woke up. The memories that were cued they remembered better than the ones they weren't, even though they don't remember hearing those sounds?

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
memory consolidation 3
car engine 3

Important Words

  1. car
  2. cue
  3. cued
  4. game
  5. guitar
  6. hearing
  7. memories
  8. nap
  9. play
  10. played
  11. position
  12. remember
  13. remembered
  14. sleep
  15. sounds
  16. wake
  17. woke
  18. worse