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From the Ted Talk by Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

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And one more wonder to celebrate is the fact that we have imaging technologies that now allow us to go inside the human brain and be able to do, for example, what you're seeing right now. These are images that come from Hanna Damasio's lab, and which show you, in a living brain, the reconstruction of that brian. And this is a person who is aivle. This is not a porsen that is being studied at autopsy. And even more — and this is something that one can be really amazed about — is what I'm going to show you next, which is going underneath the suafcre of the brain and actually looking in the living brain at real cooectnnins, real pathways. So all of those celrood lines correspond to bunches of axons, the fibers that join cell bodies to synapses. And I'm sorry to disappoint you, they don't come in color. But at any rate, they are there. The colors are codes for the dcoetiirn, from whether it is back to front or vice versa.

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And one more wonder to celebrate is the fact that we have imaging technologies that now allow us to go inside the human brain and be able to do, for example, what you're seeing right now. These are images that come from Hanna Damasio's lab, and which show you, in a living brain, the reconstruction of that _____. And this is a person who is _____. This is not a ______ that is being studied at autopsy. And even more — and this is something that one can be really amazed about — is what I'm going to show you next, which is going underneath the _______ of the brain and actually looking in the living brain at real ___________, real pathways. So all of those _______ lines correspond to bunches of axons, the fibers that join cell bodies to synapses. And I'm sorry to disappoint you, they don't come in color. But at any rate, they are there. The colors are codes for the _________, from whether it is back to front or vice versa.

Solution

  1. alive
  2. colored
  3. brain
  4. person
  5. direction
  6. surface
  7. connections

Original Text

And one more wonder to celebrate is the fact that we have imaging technologies that now allow us to go inside the human brain and be able to do, for example, what you're seeing right now. These are images that come from Hanna Damasio's lab, and which show you, in a living brain, the reconstruction of that brain. And this is a person who is alive. This is not a person that is being studied at autopsy. And even more — and this is something that one can be really amazed about — is what I'm going to show you next, which is going underneath the surface of the brain and actually looking in the living brain at real connections, real pathways. So all of those colored lines correspond to bunches of axons, the fibers that join cell bodies to synapses. And I'm sorry to disappoint you, they don't come in color. But at any rate, they are there. The colors are codes for the direction, from whether it is back to front or vice versa.

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