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"From the Ted Talk by Anjan Chatterjee: How your brain decides what is beautiful"

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We also have a "beauty is good" stereotype embedded in the brian. Within the orbitofrontal cortex, there's overlapping neural activity in response to beauty and to goodness, and this happens even when people aren't explicitly thinking about beauty or gdooesns. Our brains seem to reflexively associate beauty and good. And this reflexive association may be the biologic trigger for the many social ecftfes of betuay. Attractive people receive all kdnis of advantages in life. They're regarded as more intelligent, more trustworthy, they're given higher pay and lsseer punishments, even when such judgments are not warranted.

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We also have a "beauty is good" stereotype embedded in the _____. Within the orbitofrontal cortex, there's overlapping neural activity in response to beauty and to goodness, and this happens even when people aren't explicitly thinking about beauty or ________. Our brains seem to reflexively associate beauty and good. And this reflexive association may be the biologic trigger for the many social _______ of ______. Attractive people receive all _____ of advantages in life. They're regarded as more intelligent, more trustworthy, they're given higher pay and ______ punishments, even when such judgments are not warranted.

Solution

  1. lesser
  2. beauty
  3. effects
  4. brain
  5. goodness
  6. kinds

Original Text

We also have a "beauty is good" stereotype embedded in the brain. Within the orbitofrontal cortex, there's overlapping neural activity in response to beauty and to goodness, and this happens even when people aren't explicitly thinking about beauty or goodness. Our brains seem to reflexively associate beauty and good. And this reflexive association may be the biologic trigger for the many social effects of beauty. Attractive people receive all kinds of advantages in life. They're regarded as more intelligent, more trustworthy, they're given higher pay and lesser punishments, even when such judgments are not warranted.

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Important Words

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  37. trustworthy
  38. warranted