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From the Ted Talk by Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

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For example, thought-controlled computing can teach children with ADD how to ivpmore their focus. With ADD, children have a low proportion of beta waves for focus states and a high proportion of theta states. So you can caetre atcilpaopins that reward focused brain sttaes. So you can imagine kids playing video games with their brain waves and improving their ADD symptoms as they do it. This can be as efcfeivte as Ritalin. Perhaps even more inmttaproly, thought-controlled cunmpiotg can give children with ADD insights into their own fluctuating mental states, so they can better understand themselves and their laerinng needs. The way these children will be able to use their new awareness to improve themselves will upend many of the damaging and widespread social siatmgs that people who are diagnosed as different are challenged with.

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For example, thought-controlled computing can teach children with ADD how to _______ their focus. With ADD, children have a low proportion of beta waves for focus states and a high proportion of theta states. So you can ______ ____________ that reward focused brain ______. So you can imagine kids playing video games with their brain waves and improving their ADD symptoms as they do it. This can be as _________ as Ritalin. Perhaps even more ___________, thought-controlled _________ can give children with ADD insights into their own fluctuating mental states, so they can better understand themselves and their ________ needs. The way these children will be able to use their new awareness to improve themselves will upend many of the damaging and widespread social _______ that people who are diagnosed as different are challenged with.

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  3. learning
  4. create
  5. stigmas
  6. computing
  7. effective
  8. improve
  9. states

Original Text

For example, thought-controlled computing can teach children with ADD how to improve their focus. With ADD, children have a low proportion of beta waves for focus states and a high proportion of theta states. So you can create applications that reward focused brain states. So you can imagine kids playing video games with their brain waves and improving their ADD symptoms as they do it. This can be as effective as Ritalin. Perhaps even more importantly, thought-controlled computing can give children with ADD insights into their own fluctuating mental states, so they can better understand themselves and their learning needs. The way these children will be able to use their new awareness to improve themselves will upend many of the damaging and widespread social stigmas that people who are diagnosed as different are challenged with.

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