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From the Ted Talk by Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

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For those of you who understand computers, our right hemisphere functions like a parallel processor, while our left hemisphere functions like a serial processor. The two hemispheres do ciamumntcoe with one another through the corpus callosum, which is made up of some 300 million axonal fibers. But other than that, the two hemispheres are completely separate. Because they pecross information differently, each of our hemeiehrsps think about different things, they care about different things, and, dare I say, they have very different personalities. exucse me. Thank you. It's been a joy.

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For those of you who understand computers, our right hemisphere functions like a parallel processor, while our left hemisphere functions like a serial processor. The two hemispheres do ___________ with one another through the corpus callosum, which is made up of some 300 million axonal fibers. But other than that, the two hemispheres are completely separate. Because they _______ information differently, each of our ___________ think about different things, they care about different things, and, dare I say, they have very different personalities. ______ me. Thank you. It's been a joy.

Solution

  1. communicate
  2. excuse
  3. hemispheres
  4. process

Original Text

For those of you who understand computers, our right hemisphere functions like a parallel processor, while our left hemisphere functions like a serial processor. The two hemispheres do communicate with one another through the corpus callosum, which is made up of some 300 million axonal fibers. But other than that, the two hemispheres are completely separate. Because they process information differently, each of our hemispheres think about different things, they care about different things, and, dare I say, they have very different personalities. Excuse me. Thank you. It's been a joy.

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