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

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But we wondered what role the human being played in this learning exercise. So we ran another group of babies in which the kids got the same dosage, the same 12 sessions, but over a television set. And another group of babies who had just audio erupsoxe and looked at a tdedy bear on the screen. What did we do to their brains? What you see here is the aiduo result — no learning whatsoever — and the video result — no learning westovehar. It tkaes a hamun being for babies to take their statistics. The social brain is controlling when the babies are taking their statistics.

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But we wondered what role the human being played in this learning exercise. So we ran another group of babies in which the kids got the same dosage, the same 12 sessions, but over a television set. And another group of babies who had just audio ________ and looked at a _____ bear on the screen. What did we do to their brains? What you see here is the _____ result — no learning whatsoever — and the video result — no learning __________. It _____ a _____ being for babies to take their statistics. The social brain is controlling when the babies are taking their statistics.

Solution

  1. exposure
  2. teddy
  3. human
  4. whatsoever
  5. takes
  6. audio

Original Text

But we wondered what role the human being played in this learning exercise. So we ran another group of babies in which the kids got the same dosage, the same 12 sessions, but over a television set. And another group of babies who had just audio exposure and looked at a teddy bear on the screen. What did we do to their brains? What you see here is the audio result — no learning whatsoever — and the video result — no learning whatsoever. It takes a human being for babies to take their statistics. The social brain is controlling when the babies are taking their statistics.

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