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Reading and writing fill in the blanks practice exercise. Below is text with blanks. Choose the correct word for each blank to complete the text.

Dogs make great (1) ………………….. . Because both man and man’s best friend use analogous brain regions to process the voices.   Researchers collected almost 200 sound samples, including human and canine vocalizations, as well as (2) ……………………….. noises and silence. They played these clips to 22 people and 11 dogs while the subjects’ brains were (3) ………………………… (4) ……………………… MRI scans.      Human brains tuned in most to vocal sounds. Dog brains were most sensitive to environmental noises. But they still had a lot in common. A (5) …………………………. brain area reacted to the vocalizations of their own species. That area also responded to the voices of  other species. Meanwhile, a different brain region noted emotion in a voice, with a strong (6) …………………… to cheery sounds like (7) …………………………. and  weaker reaction to unhappy noises .The study is in the journal Current Biology.

(1) shillalas, listeners, temptresses, heterosexuals
(2) sickle, credential, environmental, committal
(3) chalking, gloating, crossing, undergoing
(4) functional, refundable, expendable, caterwaul
(5) vociferated, dedicated, counter indicated, matriculated
(6) jerks, hearths, milligrams, response
(7) hangar, laughter, latter, filibuster

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