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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. One of the categories of drugs is aimed at the __________ of the migraine, according to Sacks.
2. The _________ of a person who is suffering from a migraine becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to Sacks.
3. Sometimes the hallucination events happen in a __________ order, with fewer patients experiencing the third category.
4. The reaction to a migraine does not need to be uniquely _________, according to the way Sacks feels about the subject.
5. Sometimes leaps in ______ analysis are not able to give researchers clear and definitive answers.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Sacks say is uniquely human about the experience of migraines in humans, though he does not dispute that animals can have migraines too?
2. What does Sacks point out is more needed in the animal world than in the human world?
3. What is another reason for the visual disturbances which can be seen my migraine patients?
4. What does Sacks say about the possibility that animals might also experience migraines?
5. What are the two categories of hallucinations that are most often attributed to migraine experiences?
6. What happens when Sacks has a patient who will only agree to be treated with medications for their migraines?
7. What can happen with a geometrical ornamental structure, according to Fluver in this section?
8. Where did Ralph Siegel, PhD work when he co-authored the last chapter with Oliver Sacks, according to the footnote?
9. Why do some researchers believe that manual compression will be helpful for the reduction of pain during the migraine?
10. What are some of the typical pieces of advice which Sacks might offer to a patient who is suffering from migraines?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Some migraine sufferers seem to have hallucinations before they have the migraine symptoms.
Part 1: What do the hallucinations tell a person about the cause of the migraine?
Part 2: How do you think you would react if you were to have hallucinations suddenly?
Part 3: Do you think it's easy to determine that you are having a hallucination?
Essay Topic 2
Sacks points out that the idea of a migraine can make a person feel disordered in their life.
Part 1: Do you think that migraines are disorders? Why or why not?
Part 2: How do you think a person's life is affected by migraine headaches?
Part 3: Why do you think disorder might not be an applicable descriptor for migraine sufferers?
Essay Topic 3
Sacks believes that some people are predisposed to migraines, which makes them more likely to experience that pain.
Part 1: Why do you think some people are predisposed to migraines?
Part 2: Do you think you would be upset to find out that you were genetically predisposed to migraines?
Part 3: Does knowing that genetics cause migraines make them any easier to manage?
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