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From the Ted Talk by Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

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So this is pretty amazing, isn't it? Because nearly every living system has evolved the ability to detect light in one way or another. So for us, seeing color is one of the simplest things the brain does. And yet, even at this most fundamental level, context is everything. What I'm going to talk about is not that context is everything, but why centoxt is everything. Because it's answering that question that tlels us not only why we see what we do, but who we are as individuals, and who we are as a society.

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So this is pretty amazing, isn't it? Because nearly every living system has evolved the ability to detect light in one way or another. So for us, seeing color is one of the simplest things the brain does. And yet, even at this most fundamental level, context is everything. What I'm going to talk about is not that context is everything, but why _______ is everything. Because it's answering that question that _____ us not only why we see what we do, but who we are as individuals, and who we are as a society.

Solution

  1. tells
  2. context

Original Text

So this is pretty amazing, isn't it? Because nearly every living system has evolved the ability to detect light in one way or another. So for us, seeing color is one of the simplest things the brain does. And yet, even at this most fundamental level, context is everything. What I'm going to talk about is not that context is everything, but why context is everything. Because it's answering that question that tells us not only why we see what we do, but who we are as individuals, and who we are as a society.

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