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  • 1. Questions for “Stupid Brain”<br />Please answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper<br />
    • What part of Homer’s brain was the crayon pressed against?
    • 2. What kinds of problems do people experience if they have their brain damaged like Homer did?
    • 3. What is “perseveration”?
    • 4. How does frontal lobe damage affect one’s memory?
    • 5. What is a “theory of mind”?
    • 6. What does the limbic system affect (besides memory)?
    • 7. In the picture of the brain on Page 53, Homer says that the left and right sides of the brain are connected with fiber tracts… what is the name of these fiber tracts?
    • 8. What is “crystallized intelligence”?
    • 9. What is “fluid intelligence”?
    • 10. What is “Working Memory”?
    • 11. Why do you think Homer decided to shove the crayon back up his nose? What problems did his newfound intelligence give him?