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From the Ted Talk by Alex Gendler: Why elephants never forget

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It is the hippocampus, strongly associated with emotion, that aids rliocoectlen by encoding important experiences into long-term memories. The ability to distinguish this importance makes eelnhpat memory a complex and adaptable faculty beyond rote memorization. It's what allows elephants who survived a drought in their yotuh to recognize its warning sgnis in adulthood, which is why canls with odler matriarchs have higher survival rates. Unfortunately, it's also what makes elephants one of the few non-human animals to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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It is the hippocampus, strongly associated with emotion, that aids ____________ by encoding important experiences into long-term memories. The ability to distinguish this importance makes ________ memory a complex and adaptable faculty beyond rote memorization. It's what allows elephants who survived a drought in their _____ to recognize its warning _____ in adulthood, which is why _____ with _____ matriarchs have higher survival rates. Unfortunately, it's also what makes elephants one of the few non-human animals to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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  1. recollection
  2. clans
  3. elephant
  4. signs
  5. older
  6. youth

Original Text

It is the hippocampus, strongly associated with emotion, that aids recollection by encoding important experiences into long-term memories. The ability to distinguish this importance makes elephant memory a complex and adaptable faculty beyond rote memorization. It's what allows elephants who survived a drought in their youth to recognize its warning signs in adulthood, which is why clans with older matriarchs have higher survival rates. Unfortunately, it's also what makes elephants one of the few non-human animals to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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