Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Test | Final Test - Easy

David Eagleman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the amygdala regulate?
(a) Logical thought processes.
(b) Emotions such as aggression and fear.
(c) Emotions such as love and joy.
(d) Breathing.

2. What happens when a rat is presented with a similar dilemma as the one in question 129?
(a) It often lies down and dies.
(b) It gnaws on its leg.
(c) It often runs around in a circle.
(d) It is incapable of any action.

3. What culture does this actor slander?
(a) Chinese.
(b) Mexican.
(c) Arab.
(d) Jewish.

4. What did Whitman indicate in some writings he left behind?
(a) He was sorry he was out of control.
(b) He suspected he had something wrong with his brain.
(c) He wanted to take others with him so he wouldn't be lonely.
(d) He hated his father.

5. How does Eagleman compare thinking with seeing?
(a) Neither are infallible.
(b) Both involve the same area of the left brain.
(c) There are thoughts that we cannot think, just as there are wavelengths of light we cannot see.
(d) Both involve the right brain.

6. What does Chapter 4 explore?
(a) The limits to our unconscious thinking.
(b) The limits to our conscious thinking.
(c) How the conscious and unconscious minds can be complementary.
(d) The ways our conscious thinking get us in trouble.

7. What does Eagleton think many sub-routines of our mind are doing?
(a) Clashing with each other.
(b) Complementing each other.
(c) Leading and following each other.
(d) Competing with each other.

8. How old was Charles Whitman when he died?
(a) 44.
(b) 25.
(c) 15.
(d) 21.

9. What does Eagleman say is difficult?
(a) Believing that our unconscious is so unaware.
(b) Believing that our unconscious is so aware.
(c) Understanding and accepting that much of our minds is inaccessible to our conscious selves.
(d) Knowing that we have very little true free will.

10. Where does the incident take place that Eagleman describe from 1966?
(a) Dallas.
(b) Orlando.
(c) Austin.
(d) Atlanta.

11. From what was Alex suffering at the time?
(a) Depression.
(b) Eczema.
(c) Delusions of grandeur.
(d) Serious headaches.

12. What does Eagleman say we are at the mercy of?
(a) Fate.
(b) Medical advancements.
(c) The unconscious workings of our minds.
(d) Our own upbringing.

13. What did an autopsy of Whitman find?
(a) He was severely abused as a child.
(b) He had a brain tumor.
(c) He was drunk when he died.
(d) He was on ten different types of medicins.

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

15. How much of the wavelengths of light do our eyes see?
(a) Mostly the bands at either end.
(b) Only a small portion.
(c) Mostly the middle 1/3.
(d) Most of it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What question does Eagleman pose about the actor?

2. What has a role in how genetic tendencies might be expressed?

3. What did the actor do after the incident?

4. From what does Eagleman say our ultimate behavior springs?

5. How do some scientist define intelligence?

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