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From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Cox: What causes hallucinations?

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We’re still a long way from understanding all the different causes and icreneentcotnd mechanisms of hallucinations. But it’s clear that hallucinatory eecnieprxes are much more closely tied to ordinary ptroeicpen than we once thought. And by studying hallucinations, we stand to learn a great deal about how our brains construct the world we see, hear, smell, and touch. As we learn more, we’ll likely come to appreciate just how suvejicbte and individual each person’s island unseivre of perception really is.

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We’re still a long way from understanding all the different causes and ______________ mechanisms of hallucinations. But it’s clear that hallucinatory ___________ are much more closely tied to ordinary __________ than we once thought. And by studying hallucinations, we stand to learn a great deal about how our brains construct the world we see, hear, smell, and touch. As we learn more, we’ll likely come to appreciate just how __________ and individual each person’s island ________ of perception really is.

Solution

  1. experiences
  2. subjective
  3. perception
  4. universe
  5. interconnected

Original Text

We’re still a long way from understanding all the different causes and interconnected mechanisms of hallucinations. But it’s clear that hallucinatory experiences are much more closely tied to ordinary perception than we once thought. And by studying hallucinations, we stand to learn a great deal about how our brains construct the world we see, hear, smell, and touch. As we learn more, we’ll likely come to appreciate just how subjective and individual each person’s island universe of perception really is.

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