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 does the author refer to the brain?
(a) As the guts of the individual life.
(b) As the mission control center.
(c) As the organ that works in tandem with the heart.
(d) As five pounds of power.

2. How far in the past do we actually "live"?
(a) A few milliseconds.
(b) Sometimes up to a minute.
(c) We actually live slightly into the future.
(d) A second or two.

3. What does Eagleman say about the ways to measure how our unconscious minds affect our conscious thinking?
(a) It is impossible to measure such a thing.
(b) It is a hit and miss sort of thing.
(c) Eagleman says he will not go into that idea.
(d) There are ways of measuring without even knowing one is doing so.

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

5. What illustrations does Eagleman present to show the concept from question 44?
(a) Illustrations of optical illusions.
(b) Illustrations of pictures within pictures.
(c) Illustrations of the eye structure.
(d) Illustrations of how the eye can move too fast to be accurate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would happen if the people actually performed this motion in reality?

2. Who is one person the author mentions as understanding the arrangement between the conscious and unconscious mind?

3. What is something the brain has to learn?

4. What do our conscious minds remain unaware of in the analogy Eagleman offers?

5. How complex is the human brain?

(see the answer key)

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