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David Eagleman
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the novice sorter eventually do in order to become an expert sorter?
(a) Feel the difference in feather softness.
(b) Intuit the difference with their minds.
(c) Internalize the task.
(d) Close their eyes and hear the difference.

2. Why did the subjects say about why they chose the pictures of the women that they did?
(a) All the men mentioned the dilated eyes.
(b) Only two mentioned that they thought women's eyes were sexier dilated.
(c) They had various reasons but none mentioned dilated eyes.
(d) The men were not asked why they chose the pictures.

3. What have we humans thrown ourselves into deciphering?
(a) Our own programming language.
(b) Our emotional world.
(c) The language of individual, specialized cells.
(d) Our means of connecting the brain to the heart.

4. What does Eagleman say is the correct way to do this motion?
(a) Use a reference point to scribe the circle.
(b) Move first clockwise, then counterclockwise.
(c) Steer to the left, then straighten the wheel, then turn to the right.
(d) Steer to the right, then straighten the wheel, then turn to the left.

5. How do the eyes of blind people who recover their sight work compared to persons who are sighted since birth?
(a) The person who is sighted from birth can see better in low light.
(b) The formerly blind person's eyes often only work in strong light.
(c) The eyes both work the same in both groups.
(d) The formerly blind person's eyes often do not work in tandem.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what is the phenomenon of depth being stimulated on a flat page an example?

2. How does the author describe parts of the brain?

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

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

5. What is difficult to do when it comes to sorting young chickens?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is seeing and what is the most important aspect of seeing?

2. What does Eagleman say our intuition tells us about our experience of the world and is the intuition accurate?

3. What does Eagleman say scientists continually study, and what is the result?

4. What does Eagleman describe in the opening chapter?

5. What is the simple experiment Eagleman asks the reader to perform?

6. Summarize the experiment Eagleman writes about concerning photographs of women and how men responded.

7. How is one's conscious mind limited and how does this make the mind more difficult to understand?

8. What happens to a blind person who recovers his/her sight?

9. What is the point of the experiment that Eagleman suggests the reader try?

10. What gap does Eagleman explore in Chapter 3?

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