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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Why? Because your brain is seeing that same information as if the right one is still under red light, and the left one is still under green light. That's your new normal. Okay? So, what does this mean for context? It manes I can take two inidcteal surqeas, put them in light and dark surrounds, and the one on the dark snruourd looks lighter than on the light surround. What's sifgciniant is not simply the light and dark surrounds that matter. It's what those light and dark surrounds meant for your behavior in the past.

Open Cloze

Why? Because your brain is seeing that same information as if the right one is still under red light, and the left one is still under green light. That's your new normal. Okay? So, what does this mean for context? It _____ I can take two _________ _______, put them in light and dark surrounds, and the one on the dark ________ looks lighter than on the light surround. What's ___________ is not simply the light and dark surrounds that matter. It's what those light and dark surrounds meant for your behavior in the past.

Solution

  1. surround
  2. squares
  3. identical
  4. significant
  5. means

Original Text

Why? Because your brain is seeing that same information as if the right one is still under red light, and the left one is still under green light. That's your new normal. Okay? So, what does this mean for context? It means I can take two identical squares, put them in light and dark surrounds, and the one on the dark surround looks lighter than on the light surround. What's significant is not simply the light and dark surrounds that matter. It's what those light and dark surrounds meant for your behavior in the past.

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Important Words

  1. behavior
  2. brain
  3. context
  4. dark
  5. green
  6. identical
  7. information
  8. left
  9. light
  10. lighter
  11. matter
  12. means
  13. meant
  14. normal
  15. put
  16. red
  17. significant
  18. simply
  19. squares
  20. surround
  21. surrounds