Last night I hosted a trivia night at the annual Queensland Brain Institute Cognitive Neuroscience lab retreat at Stradbroke Island, and below are a few of the questions that I asked the 21 trivia players. Have a go at answering them! You can scroll down the bottom of the post to see the answers.
1. How much of your body’s energy does your brain use?
Don’t be disheartened if you found it difficult - I managed to stump even some senior researchers! Here are the answers:
1. 20% was the answer I accepted for trivia (but I can't find the source I used), although this site suggests it's more like only 10%!
3. Jenny McCarthy
5. Tom Cruise
6. Professor Jack Pettigrew
7. Anterograde amnesia
9. He shoots himself in the head (and survives!)
10. Milgram is the odd one out. According to a review in 2002, the first 4 authors are the most cited psychologists of all time. Milgram came in down the list at #45.
Of course, if you disagree with any of my answers or want to suggest your own for any reason, please leave comments using the comments option at the bottom of this post!
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