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From the Ted Talk by Helen Fisher: The brain in love

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I would also like to tell the world that animals love. There's not an amanil on this planet that will copulate with anything that comes along. Too old, too young, too scruffy, too stupid, and they won't do it. Unless you're stuck in a laboratory cage — and you know, if you spned your enirte life in a little box, you're not going to be as pkciy about who you have sex with, but I've looked in a hundred species, and everywhere in the wild, animals have favorites. As a matter of fact, ethologists know this. There are over eight words for what they call "animal favoritism:" selective proceptivity, mate choice, female choice, sexual choice. And indeed, there are now three academic articles in which they've looked at this attraction, which may only last for a second, but it's a definite attraction, and either this same brian region, this reward system, or the chemicals of that reward stesym are involved. In fact, I think animal attraction can be instant — you can see an elephant ilatsnnty go for another elephant. And I think that this is really the origin of what you and I call "love at first sghit."

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I would also like to tell the world that animals love. There's not an ______ on this planet that will copulate with anything that comes along. Too old, too young, too scruffy, too stupid, and they won't do it. Unless you're stuck in a laboratory cage — and you know, if you _____ your ______ life in a little box, you're not going to be as _____ about who you have sex with, but I've looked in a hundred species, and everywhere in the wild, animals have favorites. As a matter of fact, ethologists know this. There are over eight words for what they call "animal favoritism:" selective proceptivity, mate choice, female choice, sexual choice. And indeed, there are now three academic articles in which they've looked at this attraction, which may only last for a second, but it's a definite attraction, and either this same _____ region, this reward system, or the chemicals of that reward ______ are involved. In fact, I think animal attraction can be instant — you can see an elephant _________ go for another elephant. And I think that this is really the origin of what you and I call "love at first _____."

Solution

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  2. sight
  3. system
  4. entire
  5. spend
  6. instantly
  7. brain
  8. animal

Original Text

I would also like to tell the world that animals love. There's not an animal on this planet that will copulate with anything that comes along. Too old, too young, too scruffy, too stupid, and they won't do it. Unless you're stuck in a laboratory cage — and you know, if you spend your entire life in a little box, you're not going to be as picky about who you have sex with, but I've looked in a hundred species, and everywhere in the wild, animals have favorites. As a matter of fact, ethologists know this. There are over eight words for what they call "animal favoritism:" selective proceptivity, mate choice, female choice, sexual choice. And indeed, there are now three academic articles in which they've looked at this attraction, which may only last for a second, but it's a definite attraction, and either this same brain region, this reward system, or the chemicals of that reward system are involved. In fact, I think animal attraction can be instant — you can see an elephant instantly go for another elephant. And I think that this is really the origin of what you and I call "love at first sight."

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