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From the Ted Talk by David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

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Well, one of the ways that we can start is to try to come up with some general _______________ or __________ of emotion-like states such as arousal, and see if we can identify any fly behaviors that might exhibit some of those properties. So three important ones that I can think of are persistence, gradations in intensity, and valence. Persistence means long-lasting. We all know that the stimulus that triggers an _______ causes that emotion to last long after the stimulus is gone. Gradations of _________ means what it sounds like. You can dial up the intensity or dial down the intensity of an emotion. If you're a little bit unhappy, the corners of your mouth turn down and you _______, and if you're very unhappy, tears pour down your face and you might sob. _______ _____ good or bad, positive or negative.

Solution

  1. means
  2. emotion
  3. characteristics
  4. properties
  5. sniffle
  6. intensity
  7. valence

Original Text

Well, one of the ways that we can start is to try to come up with some general characteristics or properties of emotion-like states such as arousal, and see if we can identify any fly behaviors that might exhibit some of those properties. So three important ones that I can think of are persistence, gradations in intensity, and valence. Persistence means long-lasting. We all know that the stimulus that triggers an emotion causes that emotion to last long after the stimulus is gone. Gradations of intensity means what it sounds like. You can dial up the intensity or dial down the intensity of an emotion. If you're a little bit unhappy, the corners of your mouth turn down and you sniffle, and if you're very unhappy, tears pour down your face and you might sob. Valence means good or bad, positive or negative.

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