Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

David Eagleman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6 Why Blameworthiness Is the Wrong Question.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one of the types of cells in the brain?
(a) Nephrons.
(b) Erythrocytes.
(c) Hepatic.
(d) Neurons.

2. How does Eagleman explain the phenomenon as to how men made their choices in the experiment?
(a) It goes back to the early history of humankind.
(b) Men are attracted to women who have the same ethnic looks as themselves.
(c) It is socially ingrained from advertisements.
(d) The cars that men chose were the ones that had the most attractive women standing by them.

3. At what do babies tend to look?
(a) Faces.
(b) Their own hands.
(c) Hands.
(d) The heart are where the sound of the heart beat is.

4. What is the significant fact in the two showings to the men?
(a) The men invariably chose the same in either situation.
(b) The men seemed to randomly choose preferences no matter the amount of time exposed to the images.
(c) The men invariably chose differently in each situation.
(d) It has little to do with appearance, but more to do with the time they had to look at the pictures.

5. What is an animal's ability to choose a course from among competing options and act accordingly?
(a) Consciousness.
(b) Awareness.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Intelligence.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the incident take place that Eagleman describe from 1966?

2. What is hard wired into our brains?

3. What assumption is at the core of the American legal system?

4. What are our brains wired to do as far as complicated tasks are concerned?

5. What does Eagleman say we are at the mercy of?

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