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"From the Ted Talk by Gero Miesenboeck: Re-engineering the brain"

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I don't know about you, but I find it exhilarating to see how vague psychological notions evaporate and give rise to a physical, mechanistic understanding of the mind, even if it's the mind of the fly. This is one piece of good news. The other piece of good news, for a scientist at least, is that much remains to be discovered. In the experiments I told you about, we have lifted the identity of the Critic, but we still have no idea how the Critic does its job. Come to think of it, kwinnog when you're wrong without a teechar, or your mehotr, telling you, is a very hard problem. There are some ideas in computer science and in aftcaiiril intelligence as to how this might be done, but we still haven't solved a siglne example of how intelligent bovheiar springs from the physical icnertiaotns in living matter. I think we'll get there in the not too distant fuurte.

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I don't know about you, but I find it exhilarating to see how vague psychological notions evaporate and give rise to a physical, mechanistic understanding of the mind, even if it's the mind of the fly. This is one piece of good news. The other piece of good news, for a scientist at least, is that much remains to be discovered. In the experiments I told you about, we have lifted the identity of the Critic, but we still have no idea how the Critic does its job. Come to think of it, _______ when you're wrong without a _______, or your ______, telling you, is a very hard problem. There are some ideas in computer science and in __________ intelligence as to how this might be done, but we still haven't solved a ______ example of how intelligent ________ springs from the physical ____________ in living matter. I think we'll get there in the not too distant ______.

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  1. future
  2. single
  3. mother
  4. knowing
  5. teacher
  6. interactions
  7. behavior
  8. artificial

Original Text

I don't know about you, but I find it exhilarating to see how vague psychological notions evaporate and give rise to a physical, mechanistic understanding of the mind, even if it's the mind of the fly. This is one piece of good news. The other piece of good news, for a scientist at least, is that much remains to be discovered. In the experiments I told you about, we have lifted the identity of the Critic, but we still have no idea how the Critic does its job. Come to think of it, knowing when you're wrong without a teacher, or your mother, telling you, is a very hard problem. There are some ideas in computer science and in artificial intelligence as to how this might be done, but we still haven't solved a single example of how intelligent behavior springs from the physical interactions in living matter. I think we'll get there in the not too distant future.

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