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"From the Ted Talk by Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies"

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We are erabmknig on a grand and golden age of knowledge about child's brain development. We're going to be able to see a child's brain as they experience an emotion, as they learn to sepak and read, as they solve a math poebrlm, as they have an idea. And we're going to be able to invent brain-based inieoertnvtns for children who have difficulty learning. Just as the poets and writers described, we're going to be able to see, I think, that wondrous openness, utter and complete openness, of the mind of a child. In investigating the child's brain, we're going to uvonecr deep truths about what it means to be human, and in the process, we may be able to help keep our own minds open to leirnang for our enrtie lives.

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We are _________ on a grand and golden age of knowledge about child's brain development. We're going to be able to see a child's brain as they experience an emotion, as they learn to _____ and read, as they solve a math _______, as they have an idea. And we're going to be able to invent brain-based _____________ for children who have difficulty learning. Just as the poets and writers described, we're going to be able to see, I think, that wondrous openness, utter and complete openness, of the mind of a child. In investigating the child's brain, we're going to _______ deep truths about what it means to be human, and in the process, we may be able to help keep our own minds open to ________ for our ______ lives.

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  2. speak
  3. embarking
  4. entire
  5. interventions
  6. problem
  7. learning

Original Text

We are embarking on a grand and golden age of knowledge about child's brain development. We're going to be able to see a child's brain as they experience an emotion, as they learn to speak and read, as they solve a math problem, as they have an idea. And we're going to be able to invent brain-based interventions for children who have difficulty learning. Just as the poets and writers described, we're going to be able to see, I think, that wondrous openness, utter and complete openness, of the mind of a child. In investigating the child's brain, we're going to uncover deep truths about what it means to be human, and in the process, we may be able to help keep our own minds open to learning for our entire lives.

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