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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

You may or may not have noticed that I'm wearing a tiny elcredtoe on my forehead. This is actually a brainwave snesor that's reading the electrical activity of my brain as I give this talk. These brainwaves are being analyzed and we can see them as a graph. Let me show you what it looks like. That blue line there is my brainwave. It's the direct signal being recorded from my head, rendered in real time. The green and red bars show that same signal daeypisld by fceeurqny, with lower frequencies here and higher fnqeeceuris up here. You're actually looking inside my head as I speak. These garhps are compelling, they're ualtiudnng, but from a human's perspective, they're actually not very useful. That's why we've spent a lot of time thinking about how to make this data meaningful to the ppolee who use it.

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You may or may not have noticed that I'm wearing a tiny _________ on my forehead. This is actually a brainwave ______ that's reading the electrical activity of my brain as I give this talk. These brainwaves are being analyzed and we can see them as a graph. Let me show you what it looks like. That blue line there is my brainwave. It's the direct signal being recorded from my head, rendered in real time. The green and red bars show that same signal _________ by _________, with lower frequencies here and higher ___________ up here. You're actually looking inside my head as I speak. These ______ are compelling, they're __________, but from a human's perspective, they're actually not very useful. That's why we've spent a lot of time thinking about how to make this data meaningful to the ______ who use it.

Solution

  1. frequency
  2. displayed
  3. frequencies
  4. people
  5. graphs
  6. sensor
  7. electrode
  8. undulating

Original Text

You may or may not have noticed that I'm wearing a tiny electrode on my forehead. This is actually a brainwave sensor that's reading the electrical activity of my brain as I give this talk. These brainwaves are being analyzed and we can see them as a graph. Let me show you what it looks like. That blue line there is my brainwave. It's the direct signal being recorded from my head, rendered in real time. The green and red bars show that same signal displayed by frequency, with lower frequencies here and higher frequencies up here. You're actually looking inside my head as I speak. These graphs are compelling, they're undulating, but from a human's perspective, they're actually not very useful. That's why we've spent a lot of time thinking about how to make this data meaningful to the people who use it.

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