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"From the Ted Talk by Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar: What happens in your brain when you pay attention?"

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So I wanted to know what are the brainwave prnetats when you look overtly or when you look covertly. I set up an experiment for that. In this experiment there are two flickering squares, one of them flickering at a slower rate than the other one. Depending on which of these flickers you are pianyg attention to, certain ptars of your biran will start resonating in the same rate as that fielcrinkg rate. So by analyzing your brain signals, we can track where exactly you are watching or you are paying attention to.

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So I wanted to know what are the brainwave ________ when you look overtly or when you look covertly. I set up an experiment for that. In this experiment there are two flickering squares, one of them flickering at a slower rate than the other one. Depending on which of these flickers you are ______ attention to, certain _____ of your _____ will start resonating in the same rate as that __________ rate. So by analyzing your brain signals, we can track where exactly you are watching or you are paying attention to.

Solution

  1. patterns
  2. brain
  3. parts
  4. paying
  5. flickering

Original Text

So I wanted to know what are the brainwave patterns when you look overtly or when you look covertly. I set up an experiment for that. In this experiment there are two flickering squares, one of them flickering at a slower rate than the other one. Depending on which of these flickers you are paying attention to, certain parts of your brain will start resonating in the same rate as that flickering rate. So by analyzing your brain signals, we can track where exactly you are watching or you are paying attention to.

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pay attention 4
paying attention 3
brain signals 3

Important Words

  1. analyzing
  2. attention
  3. brain
  4. brainwave
  5. covertly
  6. depending
  7. experiment
  8. flickering
  9. flickers
  10. overtly
  11. parts
  12. patterns
  13. paying
  14. rate
  15. resonating
  16. set
  17. signals
  18. slower
  19. squares
  20. start
  21. track
  22. wanted
  23. watching