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# A recent study of child psychology conducted at the local university,

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A recent study of child psychology conducted at the local university, recorded the responses of children of various ages to a series of questions concerning the brain and the self. Children were asked to indicate whether they or their brain performed certain functions and tasks. The results of the study show that the children were almost unanimous in proclaiming that the brain performed mathematical operations and recollection. However, when asked whether they or their brain loved their mother, the vast majority of responses indicated that the self was responsible.

Which of the following conclusions can most logically be drawn from the results of the study described above?

(A) Children have not yet acquired a mature understanding of the function of the brain.

(B) In general, children view their own brain as a tool apart from themselves.

(C) The children selected for the study were too young to fully comprehend the meanings of the questions posed.

(D) Children externalize undesirable activities such as mathematical operations.

(E) A child's love for its mother transcends the immature psychological barriers present in most children.
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12 Oct 2019, 03:06
sir, I marked answer d which is incorrect I was able to eliminate choice a,c, and e
--i was stuck between choice b and d and finally marked the wrong one but still, I don't understand how choice b is the correct answer...please help me
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A recent study of child psychology conducted at the local university, recorded the responses of children of various ages to a series of questions concerning the brain and the self. Children were asked to indicate whether they or their brain performed certain functions and tasks. The results of the study show that the children were almost unanimous in proclaiming that the brain performed mathematical operations and recollection. However, when asked whether they or their brain loved their mother, the vast majority of responses indicated that the self was responsible. @shridhar786

Which of the following conclusions can most logically be drawn from the results of the study described above?

(A) Children have not yet acquired a mature understanding of the function of the brain.

(B) In general, children view their own brain as a tool apart from themselves.

(C) The children selected for the study were too young to fully comprehend the meanings of the questions posed.

(D) Children externalize undesirable activities such as mathematical operations.

(E) A child's love for its mother transcends the immature psychological barriers present in most children.

A recent study of child psychology conducted at the local university, recorded the responses of children of various ages to a series of questions concerning the brain and the self. Children were asked to indicate whether they or their brain performed certain functions and tasks. The results of the study show that the children were almost unanimous in proclaiming that the brain performed mathematical operations and recollection. However, when asked whether they or their brain loved their mother, the vast majority of responses indicated that the self was responsible.

Which of the following conclusions can most logically be drawn from the results of the study described above?

(A) Children have not yet acquired a mature understanding of the function of the brain. This goes too far. We cannot say from this whether they understand the function of the brain. Also, what is a "mature" understanding

(B) In general, children view their own brain as a tool apart from themselves. Correct, because math = brain, love = they themselves as it was asked clearly for this separation: "whether they or their brain performed certain functions and tasks".

(C) The children selected for the study were too young to fully comprehend the meanings of the questions posed. What is too young, how do we know?

(D) Children externalize undesirable activities such as mathematical operations. We do not know whether math is an undesirable activity for the children asked

(E) A child's love for its mother transcends the immature psychological barriers present in most children. Goes also way too far. Furthermore, what are immature psychological barriers? We don't know from the passage given
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24 Nov 2019, 00:50
shridhar786 wrote:
sir, I marked answer d which is incorrect I was able to eliminate choice a,c, and e
--i was stuck between choice b and d and finally marked the wrong one but still, I don't understand how choice b is the correct answer...please help me

(A) Children have not yet acquired a mature understanding of the function of the brain. This goes too far. We cannot say from this whether they understand the function of the brain. Also, what is a "mature" understanding

(B) In general, children view their own brain as a tool apart from themselves. Correct, because math = brain, love = they themselves as it was asked clearly for this separation: "whether they or their brain performed certain functions and tasks".

(C) The children selected for the study were too young to fully comprehend the meanings of the questions posed. What is too young, how do we know?

(D) Children externalize undesirable activities such as mathematical operations. We do not know whether math is an undesirable activity for the children asked

(E) A child's love for its mother transcends the immature psychological barriers present in most children. Goes also way too far. Furthermore, what are immature psychological barriers? We don't know from the passage given
Re: A recent study of child psychology conducted at the local university,   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2019, 00:50
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