Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

David Eagleman
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3 Mind: The Gap.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do photographs of different races reveal something about the mind?
(a) The conscious mind might be prejudice but most will not acknowledge their feelings.
(b) It shows how sight is both an unconscious and conscious action.
(c) Prejudice can be hidden in the unconscious.
(d) It demonstrates how sight affects conscious choices.

2. What is meant by "implicit egotism"?
(a) The tendency for most people to like themselves.
(b) The tendency for the ego to determine prejudice.
(c) The belief in psychology that the ego is not real.
(d) The way the ego receives implied beliefs from the unconscious.

3. What are our brains wired to do as far as complicated tasks are concerned?
(a) Study the task carefully and then consciously decide which part of the brain would be best to perform the task.
(b) To consciously send the task to the unconscious mind to learn and then teach the conscious mind.
(c) Let the unconscious mind perform the task.
(d) To take the task apart and consciously learn it in steps.

4. What seems natural to most people?
(a) Thinking.
(b) Believing what we see is real.
(c) Seeing.
(d) Processing physical data.

5. How is what a person likes determined?
(a) Largely by unconscious thinking.
(b) By careful consideration of the conscious mind with input from the unconscious mind.
(c) There is no way to know that.
(d) Largely by conscious thinking.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Alberts record?

2. What illustrations does Eagleman present to show the concept from question 44?

3. What is the most important part of seeing?

4. Why did the subjects say about why they chose the pictures of the women that they did?

5. How much of the activity of our brain does the conscious mind represent?

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