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. What does an experiment that has people associate words such as "like" or "dislike" measure?
(a) Prejudicial feelings about different reaces.
(b) Prejudicial feelings about people from certain countries.
(c) Preferences for certain cars.
(d) Preferences for certain flavors of ice cream

2. Why did the subjects say about why they chose the pictures of the women that they did?
(a) Only two mentioned that they thought women's eyes were sexier dilated.
(b) All the men mentioned the dilated eyes.
(c) The men were not asked why they chose the pictures.
(d) They had various reasons but none mentioned dilated eyes.

3. What does Eagleman say can happen even after we learn to see?
(a) Our sight can be erratic.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Our vision can be fooled.
(d) Our sight can be inaccurate.

4. How do the eyes of blind people who recover their sight work compared to persons who are sighted since birth?
(a) The formerly blind person's eyes often do not work in tandem.
(b) The person who is sighted from birth can see better in low light.
(c) The formerly blind person's eyes often only work in strong light.
(d) The eyes both work the same in both groups.

5. What does Eagleman say has happened to complicated processes in his analogy of consciousness?
(a) They have been jumbled into split images.
(b) The processes have been compressed into headlines.
(c) They have been compressed to dots.
(d) They have been compressed from novels to short stores.

Short Answer Questions

1. How far in the past do we actually "live"?

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

3. What does the author say lies underneath one's exterior looks?

4. To what are innumerable facets of ourselves linked?

5. How does one device "show" a blind person his/her proximity to objects?

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