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. What do dilated eyes have to do with the experiment the author mentions?
(a) The men were more attracted to women with dilated eyes.
(b) Dilated eyes have nothing to do with the experiment.
(c) It is a way to tell if the participant is looking directly at the computer screen.
(d) It is a measure of the light used.

2. What was disorienting for May?
(a) The way colors affected the appearance of shapes.
(b) The sudden shift of objects in his visual field when he turned his head.
(c) The way shapes affected the appearance of colors.
(d) The way steps seemed unattached to the earth.

3. What is the point of the exercise Eagleman has readers perform?
(a) To understand the we do many things unconsciously that are difficult to recreate with the conscious mind.
(b) To show that scribing geometric forms without a point of reference is almost impossible.
(c) To show that the eyes visualize one thing while the brain carries it out another way.
(d) To see how many will accept directions from a book.

4. How does May first react to his new sight?
(a) He is unable to make sense of what he sees.
(b) He blinds himself again.
(c) Since he had seen when he was younger, it was no big deal.
(d) He is elated and awed.

5. How does one blind rock climber use a mechanical device to help climb?
(a) The device latches onto cracks and crevices and the climber follows the rope.
(b) There is no such device developed yet; it is in prototype stage.
(c) The device transmits impulses through the climber's tongue.
(d) The device beeps in code to say where a usable crack is locate.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what are innumerable facets of ourselves linked?

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

3. What do most of us notice in the world around us?

4. What seems natural to most people?

5. What tells us that we experience the world as it actually exists?

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