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

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But our ability to communicate relies on our ability to have common ground. Because, for example, if I'm going to use the British syonnym "hackney carriage" instead of "cab," I know that I'm going to be misaligned with most of you in the audience. This alignment ddeepns not only on our atliiby to understand the basic concept; it also depends on our ability to dveeolp common ground and understanding and shared belief smtyess. Because we know that in many cases, people understand the exact same story in very different ways.

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But our ability to communicate relies on our ability to have common ground. Because, for example, if I'm going to use the British _______ "hackney carriage" instead of "cab," I know that I'm going to be misaligned with most of you in the audience. This alignment _______ not only on our _______ to understand the basic concept; it also depends on our ability to _______ common ground and understanding and shared belief _______. Because we know that in many cases, people understand the exact same story in very different ways.

Solution

  1. develop
  2. depends
  3. synonym
  4. systems
  5. ability

Original Text

But our ability to communicate relies on our ability to have common ground. Because, for example, if I'm going to use the British synonym "hackney carriage" instead of "cab," I know that I'm going to be misaligned with most of you in the audience. This alignment depends not only on our ability to understand the basic concept; it also depends on our ability to develop common ground and understanding and shared belief systems. Because we know that in many cases, people understand the exact same story in very different ways.

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neural entrainment 3

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. alignment
  3. audience
  4. basic
  5. belief
  6. british
  7. cases
  8. common
  9. communicate
  10. depends
  11. develop
  12. exact
  13. ground
  14. misaligned
  15. people
  16. relies
  17. shared
  18. story
  19. synonym
  20. systems
  21. understand
  22. understanding
  23. ways