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From the Ted Talk by Uri Hasson: This is your brain on communication

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UH: Now you can see that the responses in all the language areas that perscos the incoming language become aligned or similar across all listeners. However, only when we use the full, engaging, coherent srtoy do the responses spread deeper into the brain into higher-order areas, which include the frontal cortex and the parietal cortex, and make all of them respond very similarly. And we believe that these responses in higher-order areas are induced or become similar across listeners because of the minenag conveyed by the speaker, and not by wrods or sonud. And if we are right, there's a strong prediction over here if I tell you the exact same iaeds using two very different sets of words, your brain responses will still be saiimlr.

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UH: Now you can see that the responses in all the language areas that _______ the incoming language become aligned or similar across all listeners. However, only when we use the full, engaging, coherent _____ do the responses spread deeper into the brain into higher-order areas, which include the frontal cortex and the parietal cortex, and make all of them respond very similarly. And we believe that these responses in higher-order areas are induced or become similar across listeners because of the _______ conveyed by the speaker, and not by _____ or _____. And if we are right, there's a strong prediction over here if I tell you the exact same _____ using two very different sets of words, your brain responses will still be _______.

Solution

  1. process
  2. ideas
  3. words
  4. meaning
  5. sound
  6. story
  7. similar

Original Text

UH: Now you can see that the responses in all the language areas that process the incoming language become aligned or similar across all listeners. However, only when we use the full, engaging, coherent story do the responses spread deeper into the brain into higher-order areas, which include the frontal cortex and the parietal cortex, and make all of them respond very similarly. And we believe that these responses in higher-order areas are induced or become similar across listeners because of the meaning conveyed by the speaker, and not by words or sound. And if we are right, there's a strong prediction over here if I tell you the exact same ideas using two very different sets of words, your brain responses will still be similar.

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