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

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Very odd — I've analyzed this for a while. But sometime ago, through the help of an opthamologist colleague of mine, caermn Puliafito, who developed a laser sanecnr of the retina, I found out the the following. If I scan my retina through the horizontal plane that you see there in the little corner, what I get is the following. On the right side, my retina is perfectly symmetrical. You see the going down towards the fvoea where the optic nerve begins. But on my left retina there is a bump, which is mrkead there by the red arrow. And it corresponds to a little cyst that is located below. And that is exactly what causes the warping of my visual igame.

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Very odd — I've analyzed this for a while. But sometime ago, through the help of an opthamologist colleague of mine, ______ Puliafito, who developed a laser _______ of the retina, I found out the the following. If I scan my retina through the horizontal plane that you see there in the little corner, what I get is the following. On the right side, my retina is perfectly symmetrical. You see the going down towards the _____ where the optic nerve begins. But on my left retina there is a bump, which is ______ there by the red arrow. And it corresponds to a little cyst that is located below. And that is exactly what causes the warping of my visual _____.

Solution

  1. marked
  2. image
  3. carmen
  4. scanner
  5. fovea

Original Text

Very odd — I've analyzed this for a while. But sometime ago, through the help of an opthamologist colleague of mine, Carmen Puliafito, who developed a laser scanner of the retina, I found out the the following. If I scan my retina through the horizontal plane that you see there in the little corner, what I get is the following. On the right side, my retina is perfectly symmetrical. You see the going down towards the fovea where the optic nerve begins. But on my left retina there is a bump, which is marked there by the red arrow. And it corresponds to a little cyst that is located below. And that is exactly what causes the warping of my visual image.

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collocation frequency
brain stem 15
conscious mind 10
cerebral cortex 8
image making 5
mental experience 3
left eye 3
conscious minds 3

Important Words

  1. analyzed
  2. arrow
  3. begins
  4. bump
  5. carmen
  6. colleague
  7. corner
  8. corresponds
  9. cyst
  10. developed
  11. fovea
  12. horizontal
  13. image
  14. laser
  15. left
  16. located
  17. marked
  18. nerve
  19. odd
  20. opthamologist
  21. optic
  22. perfectly
  23. plane
  24. puliafito
  25. red
  26. retina
  27. scan
  28. scanner
  29. side
  30. symmetrical
  31. visual
  32. warping