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From the Ted Talk by Camilla Arndal Andersen: What happens in your brain when you taste food

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People tend to think that what we experience consciously must then be an alotbuse true reifletcon of reality. But as you just heard, there are many stages of neural interpretation in between the physical item and the conscious experience of it. Which means that sometimes, this conscious eicnexpree is not really reflecting that reality at all. Like what happened to my husband. That's because some physical siltmui may just be so weak that they just can't break that barrier to enter our conscious mind, while the information that does may get twisted on its way there by our hidden baseis. And people, they have a lot of biases.

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People tend to think that what we experience consciously must then be an ________ true __________ of reality. But as you just heard, there are many stages of neural interpretation in between the physical item and the conscious experience of it. Which means that sometimes, this conscious __________ is not really reflecting that reality at all. Like what happened to my husband. That's because some physical _______ may just be so weak that they just can't break that barrier to enter our conscious mind, while the information that does may get twisted on its way there by our hidden ______. And people, they have a lot of biases.

Solution

  1. stimuli
  2. biases
  3. reflection
  4. experience
  5. absolute

Original Text

People tend to think that what we experience consciously must then be an absolute true reflection of reality. But as you just heard, there are many stages of neural interpretation in between the physical item and the conscious experience of it. Which means that sometimes, this conscious experience is not really reflecting that reality at all. Like what happened to my husband. That's because some physical stimuli may just be so weak that they just can't break that barrier to enter our conscious mind, while the information that does may get twisted on its way there by our hidden biases. And people, they have a lot of biases.

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