Q3L07 - The Brain (documentary questions)


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Q3L07 - The Brain (documentary questions)

  1. 1. The Brain Documentary<br />NAVY SEALS<br /><ul><li>Explain the house metaphor used to describe the brain.
  2. 2. What qualities do successful cadets tend to have?
  3. 3. What is the hooded box drill? What is its purpose?
  4. 4. What kind of fears do scientists believe are hardwired into the brain? Provide an example.
  5. 5. What does the underwater pool competency test involve?
  6. 6. What happens to the amygdala under stress?
  7. 7. What is the most common reason for failing the pool comp?
  8. 8. Identify and describe “the big four” techniques used to control fear and panic?</li></ul>RISK TAKING<br /><ul><li>Describe what happens neurologically as the basejumper is thinking about the jump.
  9. 9. What happens the dopamine system with repeated exposure to the same risk?
  10. 10. Describe the gambling game. What is its purpose and the results?
  11. 11. To what extent is it possible to predict a person’s decision?</li></ul>PSYCHOPATHIC BRAIN<br /><ul><li>What stops most humans from misbehaving?
  12. 12. What is the prevalence of psychopaths?
  13. 13. What are the characteristics of a psychopath?
  14. 14. What percentage of inmates at New Mexico prisons could have a psychopathic personality disorder?
  15. 15. What procedures were set in place in the New Mexico Prison to investigate psychopathic brains?
  16. 16. What functional and physiological brain differences did the research find in the brain of violent psychopathic criminals?
  17. 17. What differences are there with the ‘white collar’, successful psychopaths?</li></ul>MEMORY<br /><ul><li>What was the breakthrough in the study of memory 80 years ago?
  18. 18. How much memory do scientists suggest the brain can hold?
  19. 19. How does vision work?
  20. 20. What areas of the brain is Stephen Wiltshire using when recreating the panorama of London?
  21. 21. What is the difference between the average brain and a savant’s (exceptionally gifted) brain?
  22. 22. What is Clive’s memory span?
  23. 23. Which part acts as a key to the storage and retrieval process?
  24. 24. Where do scientists suspect procedural memory to be stored in the brain?
  25. 25. How do scientists explain Clive’s change of temperament?
  26. 26. How does the brain improve sport performance?
  27. 27. What area benefits most from practicing physical activities? What does this area do?
  28. 28. What is arousal modulation?
  29. 29. How can one trigger the amygdala?
  30. 30. Which area of the brain tries to calm down the arousal to regain focus?
  31. 31. What is performance anxiety?
  32. 32. What body movement is often related to anxiety that Tiger Woods lack?</li></ul>SIXTH SENSE<br /><ul><li>How many people in America believe in a sixth sense?
  33. 33. Describe Dr Dean Radin’s experiment.
  34. 34. What did the results show?
  35. 35. What were used to measure John Edwards and the subject?
  36. 36. What was John’s accuracy rate?
  37. 37. What did John’s heart rate and laboratory results suggest?</li></ul>TECHNOLOGY<br /><ul><li>Describe the visual processing technology experiment. What are some real-world applications of this research and technology?
  38. 38. Describe the monkey experiments and the implications for the humans.
  39. 39. What current research is being done with rats and its implication for humans?
  40. 40. What drugs are available for Naval officers? Why do you think it is not yet available to the public?
  41. 41. What is the future for brain imaging technology?