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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldviews-2 

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1.  All of the following are true about neurons except which one?

1) they are cells consisting most basically of cell body, dendrites, and an axon     

2) they can be specialized (i.e. mirror neurons)  

3) information stored in the brain is represented as configurations of links between them         

4) links between them occur at synapses

5) the human brain contains a total of hundreds of them

2. Many feel that emotional intelligence is ______________________________________.

1) left brain centered         2) measurable       3) a reality generating mechanism

4) an ancient concept         5) what predictive processing is all about 

3. According to the computational theory of the mind, particular beliefs and desires have a physical presence as information stored  ______________________.

1) in the soul            2) in qubits               3) in links between neurons

4) linking stimulus and response          5) without conscious awareness

4. Which of the following examples was used in describing feedback ?

1) making love                 2) the Chinese room             3) mirror neurons

4) the operation of a computer            5) the operation of a thermostat

5. The term "nature vs. nuture" refers to the ongoing debate over whether human behavior is shaped more by _______________.

1) stimulus or response               2) head or heart                     3) body or mind

4) genes or environment                 5) forces beyond one's control or freewill   

6.  The phrase “abstract  understanding that replaces sensory experiences” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) self concept           2) concepts               3) explicit knowledge

4) emotional intelligence       5) emotions

7. Tension can be released and _______________can result when some incongruity or incompatibility suddenly becomes evident.     

1) laughter       2) cultural literacy           3) financial literacy    

4) cognitive dissonance                  5) conflict resolution  

8. The roots of __________ can be traced to mirror neurons. 

1) concept formation                 2) feedback        

3) empathy           4) knowledge                 5) understanding Reality

9.  Which of the following is generally thought of as providing the best way to solve "the mind / body problem"

1) the computational theory of the mind       2) tabula rasa    

3) behaviorist's stimulus / responses theory     

4) the "ghost in the machine" model      5)  Weltanschauung

10.  Definitions of the term "emotions" link them to all of the following words or  phrases below except which one?

1) cognitive aspects of consciousness               2) subjective experience states  

3) goal setting mechanisms            4) feelings                  5) ancient survival mechanisms


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