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Friday, 10 April 2009 19:17
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Neurohacking Tutorial 3 - Functional Analysis
Functional Analysis Part One
Functional Analysis Part 2
Functional Analysis Part 3
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Part 3

Warning -be careful here! -Many of the questions in this part are stated in the negative form; [beginning with “I don’t…”] To avoid confusion, please remember that you are marking with a ‘yes’ those statements that are true for you, i.e., “I don’t have a very good memory” should get a ‘Y’ only if you agree that you don’t have a very good memory.

 

Section A
  • I’m very rarely physically active
  • I have very little interest in sport
  • I have a bad posture
  • Food never seems to taste very interesting to me
  • I couldn’t care less what I look like
  • I have no sense of smell, or a very limited one
  • I don’t like physical contact, it makes me uncomfortable
  • I have a hearing problem
  • I’m not a very sensual person
  • I don’t really care how fit I am
  • I’m very tired most of the time
  • I rarely face the unknown, I guess I’m not a risk-taker
  • I can’t be bothered to exercise
  • I usually forget to clean my teeth and stuff like that
  • I don’t have very much interest in sex
  • I never think about my health unless I’m ill
  • I can’t dance
  • My physical health is poor
  • I’m afraid of the dark
  • I have frequent physical ailments or infections
  • I rarely do anything athletic
  • I have a physical disability
  • Given the choice, I would rather leave physical work to others
  • I wash only when I have to, for work/school or whatever
  • I find it difficult to learn physical stuff like swimming or riding a bike
  • I think my ‘get up and go’ has got up and gone; I’m always tired
  • I have no sense of rhythm
  • I don’t have good balance and I fall over sometimes
  • I can’t handle ticking clocks and noises like that
  • I have a muscular or joint disorder
  • I have aches and pains most of the time
  • I feel uneasy when I’m not at a comfortable room temperature
  • I can’t catch a thrown ball very easily
  • In my normal posture, my fists are usually clenched
  • I have poor temperature control and I get too hot or too cold easily
  • My eyesight is crap
  • I’m scared of heights
  • I’m definitely not acrobatic
  • I find it hard to clap in time to music
  • I never do the washing-up or ironing or stuff like that

 

COUNT YOUR ‘YES’ SCORE AND WRITE THIS NUMBER ON YOUR ASSESSMENT SHEET IN THE COLUMN LABELLED ‘Your Network Scores’, ROW ‘N1&2’ BESIDE THE LETTER ‘N’.

 

Section B
  • I don’t like listening to stories read aloud; it bores me
  • I’m not a very emotional person
  • I just can’t read maps
  • I lose things often cos I forget where I put them
  • I have no idea what color my own bathroom floor is without going to look
  • I don’t understand poetry, it seems like nonsense to me
  • I get lost easily in unfamiliar surroundings
  • I don’t have much of an imagination
  • I rarely or never read fiction
  • I think fantasy movies are pointless
  • I couldn’t care less about global warming theories
  • I don’t think I’ve ever really loved anyone
  • I have trouble following directions
  • Natural beauty never really moves me
  • I am agoraphobic [fear open spaces]
  • I’m claustrophobic [fear enclosed spaces]
  • I can never remember faces
  • I have no interest in ecology or environmental issues
  • I never dream, or at least I can’t remember them
  • I am pretty ‘cold’ emotionally
  • I don’t really notice paintings
  • I know I am or think I might be autistic
  • I feel uneasy when friends or relatives hug or kiss me
  • I have no desire to visit other countries
  • I find it hard to learn by mimicking or copying others
  • I never or very rarely show physical affection for my loved ones
  • I rarely listen to music
  • I don’t see the point in flowers as a gift
  • I guess happiness is pretty much down to chance
  • I never feel very strongly about anything
  • I don’t understand emotional people
  • The ‘great outdoors’ doesn’t interest me
  • I never fantasize, and I find it hard to ‘pretend’ things
  • I can’t do jigsaw puzzles
  • I don’t ever get really excited
  • Myth and legend seems pointless to me
  • I’ve got no interest in animals or insects or that sort of thing
  • I have a bad memory
  • I just don’t ‘get’ spirituality or mysticism
  • I never feel really motivated to get into anything

 

COUNT YOUR ‘YES’ SCORE AND WRITE THIS NUMBER ON YOUR ASSESSMENT SHEET IN THE COLUMN LABELLED ‘Your Network Scores’, ROW ‘N3’ BESIDE THE LETTER ‘N’.

 

Section C
  • I’m not a very creative person
  • I enjoy work that requires little or no original thought
  • If something breaks at home [e.g., plumbing, electrics, a window], I normally call someone in to fix it
  • I just don’t seem to be able to make friends with most people
  • I very rarely or never laugh out loud
  • I'm not at all dexterous
  • I tend to get stuck in a rut I suppose
  • I never design or make original things
  • I couldn’t write a story, I wouldn’t know where to start
  • I type very badly; I find it quite hard
  • I don’t talk to people much
  • I can never remember the words to songs
  • I’m shy, or sociophobic [fear people and/or socializing]
  • Large social gatherings exhaust me/freak me out
  • I’m not very good with my hands
  • I don’t think aesthetic taste is important
  • I hesitate to offer my opinions if I think others might disagree
  • I have no interest in puzzles
  • I don’t ‘get’ most jokes
  • I’m crap at mechanical tasks
  • I’m not any good at solving problems
  • I’m completely hopeless at DIY
  • I don’t care what color clothes I wear
  • I never reply to letters from family or friends
  • I’m no good at fine manual work with small tools
  • I don’t have much of a sense of humor
  • I can’t play any musical instrument at all
  • I’m crap at maths
  • I don’t get on well with computers, I don’t understand them
  • I’ve never written anything, fiction or non-fiction
  • I have no interest in other cultures
  • I’m hopeless at fiddly little manipulative tasks
  • I never wonder about why things are the way they are
  • I avoid contests and competitions
  • I’m not innovative
  • When it comes to sex I’m not experimental
  • I don’t care how my home is decorated or what colors it is
  • I’m not interested in art
  • I’m technophobic [fear technology]
  • I don’t try out many new things

 

COUNT YOUR ‘YES’ SCORE AND WRITE THIS NUMBER ON YOUR ASSESSMENT SHEET IN THE COLUMN LABELLED ‘Your Network Scores’, ROW ‘N4’ BESIDE THE LETTER ‘N’.

 

Section D
  • I couldn’t care less what other people think of me
  • I can’t learn foreign languages at all
  • I don’t think about myself very much
  • I’m a loner
  • I’m just not an intellectual
  • When there is something unpleasant to do I try and avoid it
  • I can’t spell
  • I have a speech impediment
  • I can’t do crosswords
  • I can never think of anything to say to people
  • I never use logic to work anything out
  • I don’t really care much about myself
  • I have a lower than average IQ
  • I’m not interested in intellectual stuff
  • I find it hard to follow other people’s logic
  • I can’t add up
  • Language is not my strong point
  • I can’t remember my own telephone number
  • I have no confidence
  • I don’t understand people who use loads of long words
  • I often don’t know what day it is
  • I never compare myself to other people
  • I’m not bothered what I look like
  • I guess I’m a bit of a loser
  • I never remember facts and figures
  • I don’t care about status
  • I’m not a great thinker
  • I like to celebrate special occasions alone
  • I never read
  • I’m not a very effective person
  • I’m not a logical thinker
  • Some people say I’m irrational
  • I probably couldn’t get any academic qualifications
  • I’m not very articulate
  • I never seem to be able to think straight
  • I don’t think I’m as smart as most people
  • I always forget birthdays
  • I find it difficult to explain things in words
  • I’m dyslexic
  • There are so many things wrong with me I just can’t like myself

 

COUNT YOUR ‘YES’ SCORE AND WRITE THIS NUMBER ON YOUR ASSESSMENT SHEET IN THE COLUMN LABELLED ‘Your Network Scores’, ROW ‘N5’ BESIDE THE LETTER ‘N’.

 

Section E
  • I have trouble paying attention
  • I never tidy up unless I have to
  • I rarely get things finished that I’ve started
  • I’m hopeless at saving money
  • I often don’t notice what’s going on around me
  • I don’t have much ‘staying power’
  • I get confused easily
  • I don’t understand analogies
  • I am absent-minded
  • I don’t really set goals, I just sort of live from day to day
  • If I feel bad, I find it really hard to work out what’s bothering me
  • I can never make my mind up about anything
  • I’m often surprised when things turn out badly because I didn’t expect it
  • I never think about the future consequences of my actions
  • I never plan things before doing them
  • I feel that I am never in control of my life
  • I never seem to learn from my mistakes
  • I am not a good negotiator
  • Metaphors baffle me
  • Most of the time I don’t really think about any consequences of what I’m doing
  • I find it very difficult to work to deadlines
  • I find it hard to concentrate for very long
  • I never know what I’ll want to be doing next month
  • I don’t really see any way to solve my problems
  • I’m hopeless at working out a plan of action or strategy
  • I always seem to say or do the wrong thing
  • I often feel I cannot cope
  • I can never stick to a routine
  • Before making a decision I don’t think about possible outcomes
  • I’m not confident in my ability to take care of myself
  • I don’t see any point in making plans
  • I can never see my best course of action clearly
  • I don’t have much discipline
  • I don’t think about the future
  • Things never work out as I thought they would
  • I don’t do well in an unpredictable working environment
  • I can hardly ever see more than one option in any situation
  • I don’t find it easy to prioritize my tasks
  • I can’t handle responsibility
  • Critical thinking is not one of my strong suits

 

COUNT YOUR ‘YES’ SCORE AND WRITE THIS NUMBER ON YOUR ASSESSMENT SHEET IN THE COLUMN LABELLED ‘Your Network Scores’, ROW ‘N6’ BESIDE THE LETTER ‘N’.

 

 

What you should now have is a set of notes on your FA sheet that look something like this [we have filled our own numbers in from another student’s assessment to give you an example; everyone’s will be different, some very different!]:

 

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Believe it or not, this is all the information you need for a full overall functional analysis of the state of your brain. To find out what to do with these numbers, how to fill in the rest of your assessment sheet and interpret all your hard work, move on to the next tutorial.

 

 



Last Updated on Sunday, 18 April 2010 15:48