Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

David Eagleman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4 The Kinds of Thoughts That Are Thinkable.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author describe parts of the brain?
(a) As independent of each other.
(b) As discrete units that can be individually programmed.
(c) As radically different one from the other.
(d) As self-configuring.

2. In what number range does the author say the brain cells count?
(a) Trillions of trillions.
(b) Hundreds of thousands.
(c) Hundreds of billions.
(d) Hundreds of trillions.

3. If someone moves slightly towards the word dislike before choosing the word like, what does that indicate?
(a) The experiment is weighted unfairly.
(b) A conflict between the unconscious and conscious minds.
(c) The experiment is set up poorly.
(d) The person is undecided.

4. What were men first shown briefly?
(a) Abstract figures.
(b) Colors lined up in various orders.
(c) Pictures of cars.
(d) Pictures of women.

5. What is hard wired into our brains?
(a) Much of what motivates us and drives our behavior.
(b) Nothing is actually hard wired into our brains.
(c) Only the survival instinct.
(d) Things such as breathing and digestion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Eagleman say is difficult?

2. What does Eagleton point out in the beginning of the chapter about our senses?

3. How do hallways challenge May when he regains his sight?

4. What are two examples of optical illusions?

5. What are those people called who sort out baby chickens by their gender?

(see the answer key)

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