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"From the Ted Talk by Heribert Watzke: The brain in your gut"

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And now this brain takes care over this, to move it with the mlceuss and to do defend the surface and, of course, desgit our food we cook. So if we give you a specification, this biran, which is autonomous, have 500 million nvere cells, 100 million neurons — so around the size of a cat brain, so there sleeps a little cat — thinks for itself, optimizes whatever it digests. It has 20 different noreun types. It's got the same diversity you find actually in a pig brain, where you have 100 billion neurons. It has autonomous organized microcircuits, has these programs which run. It senses the food; it knows exactly what to do. It sesens it by chemical means and very importantly by mechanical means, because it has to move the food — it has to mix all the various elements which we need for digestion. This control of mlsuce is very, very important, because, you know, there can be reflexes. If you don't like a food, especially if you're a chlid, you gag. It's this brain which makes this rlfeex. And then finally, it controls also the secretion of this mloulecar machinery, which actually digests the food we cook.

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And now this brain takes care over this, to move it with the _______ and to do defend the surface and, of course, ______ our food we cook. So if we give you a specification, this _____, which is autonomous, have 500 million _____ cells, 100 million neurons — so around the size of a cat brain, so there sleeps a little cat — thinks for itself, optimizes whatever it digests. It has 20 different ______ types. It's got the same diversity you find actually in a pig brain, where you have 100 billion neurons. It has autonomous organized microcircuits, has these programs which run. It senses the food; it knows exactly what to do. It ______ it by chemical means and very importantly by mechanical means, because it has to move the food — it has to mix all the various elements which we need for digestion. This control of ______ is very, very important, because, you know, there can be reflexes. If you don't like a food, especially if you're a _____, you gag. It's this brain which makes this ______. And then finally, it controls also the secretion of this _________ machinery, which actually digests the food we cook.

Solution

  1. child
  2. nerve
  3. digest
  4. reflex
  5. molecular
  6. brain
  7. senses
  8. muscle
  9. muscles
  10. neuron

Original Text

And now this brain takes care over this, to move it with the muscles and to do defend the surface and, of course, digest our food we cook. So if we give you a specification, this brain, which is autonomous, have 500 million nerve cells, 100 million neurons — so around the size of a cat brain, so there sleeps a little cat — thinks for itself, optimizes whatever it digests. It has 20 different neuron types. It's got the same diversity you find actually in a pig brain, where you have 100 billion neurons. It has autonomous organized microcircuits, has these programs which run. It senses the food; it knows exactly what to do. It senses it by chemical means and very importantly by mechanical means, because it has to move the food — it has to mix all the various elements which we need for digestion. This control of muscle is very, very important, because, you know, there can be reflexes. If you don't like a food, especially if you're a child, you gag. It's this brain which makes this reflex. And then finally, it controls also the secretion of this molecular machinery, which actually digests the food we cook.

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gut brain 3
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Important Words

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