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

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So, several years ago, I deecdid to look into the brain and study this madness. Our first study of people who were happily in love has been widely publicized, so I'm only going to say very little about it. We found activity in a tiny, little factory near the base of the brian called the vrtenal tegmental area. We found activity in some cells cleald the A10 cells, clles that actually make dopamine, a natural stimulant, and srpay it to many brain regions. Indeed, this part, the VTA, is part of the brain's reawrd system. It's way below your ciintvoge thinking process. It's below your emotions. It's part of what we call the reptilian core of the brain, associated with wanting, with motivation, with focus and with craving. In fact, the same brain region where we found activity becomes active also when you feel the rush of cocaine.

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So, several years ago, I _______ to look into the brain and study this madness. Our first study of people who were happily in love has been widely publicized, so I'm only going to say very little about it. We found activity in a tiny, little factory near the base of the _____ called the _______ tegmental area. We found activity in some cells ______ the A10 cells, _____ that actually make dopamine, a natural stimulant, and _____ it to many brain regions. Indeed, this part, the VTA, is part of the brain's ______ system. It's way below your _________ thinking process. It's below your emotions. It's part of what we call the reptilian core of the brain, associated with wanting, with motivation, with focus and with craving. In fact, the same brain region where we found activity becomes active also when you feel the rush of cocaine.

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  1. decided
  2. reward
  3. cells
  4. called
  5. spray
  6. ventral
  7. brain
  8. cognitive

Original Text

So, several years ago, I decided to look into the brain and study this madness. Our first study of people who were happily in love has been widely publicized, so I'm only going to say very little about it. We found activity in a tiny, little factory near the base of the brain called the ventral tegmental area. We found activity in some cells called the A10 cells, cells that actually make dopamine, a natural stimulant, and spray it to many brain regions. Indeed, this part, the VTA, is part of the brain's reward system. It's way below your cognitive thinking process. It's below your emotions. It's part of what we call the reptilian core of the brain, associated with wanting, with motivation, with focus and with craving. In fact, the same brain region where we found activity becomes active also when you feel the rush of cocaine.

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