1. context question 2. pronoun problem


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1. context question 2. pronoun problem

The passage below is from ‘the Blank Slate’ by Steven Pinker.


The fire-together-wire-together process could, in theory, be set in motion by letting the eyeballs gaze at the world. The world has lines and edges that stimulate neighboring parts of the retina at the same time, and that provides the information the brain needs to set up or fine-tune an orderly map. But in the case of Shatz's cats, it works without any environmental input at all.

In this passage the underlined 'it' seems to refer to 'The fire-together-wire-together process' and thus, the underlined 'work' to 'be set in motion'.

Am I right?
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