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"From the Ted Talk by Tod Machover + Dan Ellsey: Inventing instruments that unlock new music"

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So we know, for instance, that music is almost always the last thing that ppeloe with aevcdand Alzheimer's can still respond to. Maybe many of you have noticed this with loved ones, you can find somebody who can't recognize their face in the mirror, or can't tell anyone in their family, but you can still find a shard of msiuc that that poresn will jump out of the chair and start singing. And with that you can bring back parts of people's memories and personalities. Music is the best way to restore speech to people who have lost it through strokes, movement to people with Parkinson's disease. It's very powerful for depression, schizophrenia, many, many things.

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So we know, for instance, that music is almost always the last thing that ______ with ________ Alzheimer's can still respond to. Maybe many of you have noticed this with loved ones, you can find somebody who can't recognize their face in the mirror, or can't tell anyone in their family, but you can still find a shard of _____ that that ______ will jump out of the chair and start singing. And with that you can bring back parts of people's memories and personalities. Music is the best way to restore speech to people who have lost it through strokes, movement to people with Parkinson's disease. It's very powerful for depression, schizophrenia, many, many things.

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  1. person
  2. advanced
  3. music
  4. people

Original Text

So we know, for instance, that music is almost always the last thing that people with advanced Alzheimer's can still respond to. Maybe many of you have noticed this with loved ones, you can find somebody who can't recognize their face in the mirror, or can't tell anyone in their family, but you can still find a shard of music that that person will jump out of the chair and start singing. And with that you can bring back parts of people's memories and personalities. Music is the best way to restore speech to people who have lost it through strokes, movement to people with Parkinson's disease. It's very powerful for depression, schizophrenia, many, many things.

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Important Words

  1. advanced
  2. bring
  3. chair
  4. depression
  5. disease
  6. face
  7. family
  8. find
  9. instance
  10. jump
  11. lost
  12. loved
  13. memories
  14. mirror
  15. movement
  16. music
  17. noticed
  18. parts
  19. people
  20. person
  21. personalities
  22. powerful
  23. recognize
  24. respond
  25. restore
  26. schizophrenia
  27. shard
  28. singing
  29. speech
  30. start
  31. strokes