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From the Ted Talk by Lisa Feldman Barrett: You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them

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So for example, if you were to walk into a bakery, your brain might predict that you will encounter the duicileos armoa of freshly baked cchtoloae chip ceookis. I know my brain would predict the delicious aroma of frhesly baked chocolate cookies. And our brains might cause our stomachs to churn a little bit, to prepare for eating those cookies. And if we are correct, if in fact some cookies have just come out of the oven, then our brains will have constructed hunger, and we are prepared to munch down those cookies and digest them in a very efficient way, meaning that we can eat a lot of them, which would be a really good thing.

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So for example, if you were to walk into a bakery, your brain might predict that you will encounter the _________ _____ of freshly baked _________ chip _______. I know my brain would predict the delicious aroma of _______ baked chocolate cookies. And our brains might cause our stomachs to churn a little bit, to prepare for eating those cookies. And if we are correct, if in fact some cookies have just come out of the oven, then our brains will have constructed hunger, and we are prepared to munch down those cookies and digest them in a very efficient way, meaning that we can eat a lot of them, which would be a really good thing.

Solution

  1. delicious
  2. aroma
  3. chocolate
  4. cookies
  5. freshly

Original Text

So for example, if you were to walk into a bakery, your brain might predict that you will encounter the delicious aroma of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I know my brain would predict the delicious aroma of freshly baked chocolate cookies. And our brains might cause our stomachs to churn a little bit, to prepare for eating those cookies. And if we are correct, if in fact some cookies have just come out of the oven, then our brains will have constructed hunger, and we are prepared to munch down those cookies and digest them in a very efficient way, meaning that we can eat a lot of them, which would be a really good thing.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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mythical emotion 2
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emotional life 2
predict differently 2
emotional intelligence 2
purely physical 2
emotional suffering 2

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
freshly baked chocolate 2
mythical emotion circuits 2

Important Words

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