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From the Ted Talk by Frederick Streeter Barrett: The neuroscience of psychedelic drugs, music and nostalgia

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After studying the nostalgic biran, I joined a team at Johns Hopkins uineitvrsy that was studying the effects of psychedelic drugs, and I quickly began to learn how deeply a piece of music could impact a person during a psychedelic experience. I was psivuroely veexd by the difficulty in predicting precisely what musical stimulus would evoke precisely what response within a given individual. A song that evoeks nostalgia in one person could just as elsiay ekove disinterest or disgust in another person. I bagen to learn how deeply most music seemed to impact most people during psychedelic experiences.

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After studying the nostalgic _____, I joined a team at Johns Hopkins __________ that was studying the effects of psychedelic drugs, and I quickly began to learn how deeply a piece of music could impact a person during a psychedelic experience. I was __________ _____ by the difficulty in predicting precisely what musical stimulus would evoke precisely what response within a given individual. A song that ______ nostalgia in one person could just as ______ _____ disinterest or disgust in another person. I _____ to learn how deeply most music seemed to impact most people during psychedelic experiences.

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Original Text

After studying the nostalgic brain, I joined a team at Johns Hopkins University that was studying the effects of psychedelic drugs, and I quickly began to learn how deeply a piece of music could impact a person during a psychedelic experience. I was previously vexed by the difficulty in predicting precisely what musical stimulus would evoke precisely what response within a given individual. A song that evokes nostalgia in one person could just as easily evoke disinterest or disgust in another person. I began to learn how deeply most music seemed to impact most people during psychedelic experiences.

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