eBay and the Brain – level 1

20-10-2017 07:00

In London, eBay opens up a special place. People learn about buying things there.

The place has two rooms with art. The people wear headsets. They look at the art. The headsets measure the brain. They measure how creative and happy the person is. The headset knows when a person likes something. At the end, eBay offers the people things which they may like.

eBay says that the brain’s relationship to shopping is important. It helps people buy what they really want. It helps people buy things that make them happy.

Difficult words: headset (a machine which you wear on your head), creative (making original things), may (can).

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