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"From the Ted Talk by Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier"

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We've said, could it be that positive emotions are slpimy easier to process than negative emotions, and so you switch to the potsviie emotions? Maybe our neural centers in our brain are degraded such that we're unable to process negative emotions anymore. But that's not the case. The most mentally sharp older adults are the ones who show this piisitvtoy effect the most. And under conditions where it really matters, older poeple do process the negative iroftmiaonn just as well as the positive information.

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We've said, could it be that positive emotions are ______ easier to process than negative emotions, and so you switch to the ________ emotions? Maybe our neural centers in our brain are degraded such that we're unable to process negative emotions anymore. But that's not the case. The most mentally sharp older adults are the ones who show this __________ effect the most. And under conditions where it really matters, older ______ do process the negative ___________ just as well as the positive information.

Solution

  1. information
  2. positivity
  3. simply
  4. positive
  5. people

Original Text

We've said, could it be that positive emotions are simply easier to process than negative emotions, and so you switch to the positive emotions? Maybe our neural centers in our brain are degraded such that we're unable to process negative emotions anymore. But that's not the case. The most mentally sharp older adults are the ones who show this positivity effect the most. And under conditions where it really matters, older people do process the negative information just as well as the positive information.

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collocation frequency
older people 17
younger people 9
positive emotions 3
middle aged 3
life expectancy 3

Important Words

  1. adults
  2. anymore
  3. brain
  4. case
  5. centers
  6. conditions
  7. degraded
  8. easier
  9. effect
  10. emotions
  11. information
  12. matters
  13. mentally
  14. negative
  15. neural
  16. older
  17. people
  18. positive
  19. positivity
  20. process
  21. sharp
  22. show
  23. simply
  24. switch
  25. unable