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Interesting discussions on question types and argument structure:

As per me: The structure is: FACT, CONCLUSION, EVIDENCE to support why author
is finding results as surprising.

Clearly this in NOT a RESOLVE PARADOX Q since no contrasting statements / hypothesis are present.

As per OG explanations too I need an answer stem that ACCOUNTS for the conclusion ie to strengthen it. Is my understanding correct?
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Interesting discussions on question types and argument structure:

As per me: The structure is: FACT, CONCLUSION, EVIDENCE to support why author
is finding results as surprising.

Clearly this in NOT a RESOLVE PARADOX Q since no contrasting statements / hypothesis are present.

As per OG explanations too I need an answer stem that ACCOUNTS for the conclusion ie to strengthen it. Is my understanding correct?

This is a bit like a strengthen question. Although, in this case, we don't really have a "conclusion"; instead, we just have some "surprising" experiment findings to explain. As long as you understand the findings and why they are surprising, you are in a position to identify a hypothesis that accounts for those findings. Correctly labeling the question type shouldn't make much of a difference. As we see here, the question type is not always clear-cut.

Check out the Ultimate CR Guide for Beginners for a discussion of an approach that does not rely on question type.

Good luck!
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Interesting discussions on question types and argument structure:

As per me: The structure is: FACT, CONCLUSION, EVIDENCE to support why author
is finding results as surprising.

Clearly this in NOT a RESOLVE PARADOX Q since no contrasting statements / hypothesis are present.

As per OG explanations too I need an answer stem that ACCOUNTS for the conclusion ie to strengthen it. Is my understanding correct?


Yes, you do need to strengthen here, though not any conclusion but the findings. As GMATNinjaTwo said above, it doesn't matter which bucket you put the question in as long as you know what exactly is required of you.
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(A) The neurons of the brain react less when a subject is trying to recognize patterns than when the subject is doing other kinds of reasoning.

For me, this means that people who were using less neurons were more concentrated on solving for the patterns and were thus successful whereas others were thinking about something else when given this problem and were thus using more neurons.

Am I making too many assumptions?

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(A) The neurons of the brain react less when a subject is trying to recognize patterns than when the subject is doing other kinds of reasoning.

For me, this means that people who were using less neurons were more concentrated on solving for the patterns and were thus successful whereas others were thinking about something else when given this problem and were thus using more neurons.

Am I making too many assumptions?

Thanks


(A) compares the expenditure of energy in case of pattern recognition vs other kinds of reasoning. We don't know about the energy expenditure in case of a wandering mind. We just know about pattern recognition vs other reasoning. So your logic is too far fetched.
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