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

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And we've come a long way since Galvani's and Susana's first successes in mankig animals twitch or jump. We can now actually interfere with their psychology in rather pnuofrod ways, as I'll show you in my last example, which is directed at a familiar question. Life is a string of choices cnearitg a constant pressure to decide what to do next. We cope with this pesurrse by having brains, and within our brains, decision-making centers that I've called here the "Actor." The Actor implements a policy that takes into account the state of the evioenrnmnt and the context in which we operate. Our actions change the environment, or context, and these changes are then fed back into the decision loop.

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And we've come a long way since Galvani's and Susana's first successes in ______ animals twitch or jump. We can now actually interfere with their psychology in rather ________ ways, as I'll show you in my last example, which is directed at a familiar question. Life is a string of choices ________ a constant pressure to decide what to do next. We cope with this ________ by having brains, and within our brains, decision-making centers that I've called here the "Actor." The Actor implements a policy that takes into account the state of the ___________ and the context in which we operate. Our actions change the environment, or context, and these changes are then fed back into the decision loop.

Solution

  1. profound
  2. creating
  3. environment
  4. making
  5. pressure

Original Text

And we've come a long way since Galvani's and Susana's first successes in making animals twitch or jump. We can now actually interfere with their psychology in rather profound ways, as I'll show you in my last example, which is directed at a familiar question. Life is a string of choices creating a constant pressure to decide what to do next. We cope with this pressure by having brains, and within our brains, decision-making centers that I've called here the "Actor." The Actor implements a policy that takes into account the state of the environment and the context in which we operate. Our actions change the environment, or context, and these changes are then fed back into the decision loop.

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Important Words

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  4. animals
  5. brains
  6. called
  7. centers
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  9. choices
  10. constant
  11. context
  12. cope
  13. creating
  14. decide
  15. decision
  16. directed
  17. environment
  18. familiar
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  22. jump
  23. life
  24. long
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  26. making
  27. operate
  28. policy
  29. pressure
  30. profound
  31. psychology
  32. question
  33. show
  34. state
  35. string
  36. successes
  37. takes
  38. twitch
  39. ways