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"From the Ted Talk by Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo"

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So, it goes like this, from here, right. And as I move around my finger shifts. And we could talk about why this is deceptive, why you don't notice there are only three fingers down here, because the mind, and the way it pscrseeos information, it doesn't count, one, two, three. It groups them. But that's not really what this is about. Right? And then I open my hand up. Obviously it's clgiinng there, not by animal magnetism, but by chicanery, my index finger being there. And then when I csloe my fgnier, same thing, as I move back, this motion kind of covers the moving back of my finger. I take this hand away. You give the knife out. There is a trick you can do for your friends and neighbors. Thanks.

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So, it goes like this, from here, right. And as I move around my finger shifts. And we could talk about why this is deceptive, why you don't notice there are only three fingers down here, because the mind, and the way it _________ information, it doesn't count, one, two, three. It groups them. But that's not really what this is about. Right? And then I open my hand up. Obviously it's ________ there, not by animal magnetism, but by chicanery, my index finger being there. And then when I _____ my ______, same thing, as I move back, this motion kind of covers the moving back of my finger. I take this hand away. You give the knife out. There is a trick you can do for your friends and neighbors. Thanks.

Solution

  1. clinging
  2. finger
  3. close
  4. processes

Original Text

So, it goes like this, from here, right. And as I move around my finger shifts. And we could talk about why this is deceptive, why you don't notice there are only three fingers down here, because the mind, and the way it processes information, it doesn't count, one, two, three. It groups them. But that's not really what this is about. Right? And then I open my hand up. Obviously it's clinging there, not by animal magnetism, but by chicanery, my index finger being there. And then when I close my finger, same thing, as I move back, this motion kind of covers the moving back of my finger. I take this hand away. You give the knife out. There is a trick you can do for your friends and neighbors. Thanks.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
white pill 5
placebo effect 4
measurable effect 3

Important Words

  1. animal
  2. chicanery
  3. clinging
  4. close
  5. count
  6. covers
  7. deceptive
  8. finger
  9. fingers
  10. friends
  11. give
  12. groups
  13. hand
  14. index
  15. information
  16. kind
  17. knife
  18. magnetism
  19. mind
  20. motion
  21. move
  22. moving
  23. neighbors
  24. notice
  25. open
  26. processes
  27. shifts
  28. talk
  29. trick