It is currently 22 Jun 2017, 05:33

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Brain scans of people exposed to certain neurotoxins reveal

Author Message
VP
Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 1341
Brain scans of people exposed to certain neurotoxins reveal [#permalink]

Show Tags

02 Apr 2006, 12:50
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Brain scans of people exposed to certain neurotoxins reveal brain damage identical to that found in people suffering from Parkinsonâ€™s disease. This fact shows not only that these neurotoxins cause this type of brain damage, but also that the brain damage itself causes Parkinsonâ€™s disease. Thus brain scans can be used to determine who is likely to develop Parkinsonâ€™s disease.

The argument contains which one of the following reasoning errors?

(A) It fails to establish that other methods that can be used to diagnose Parkinsonâ€™s disease are less accurate than brain scans.
(B) It overestimates the importance of early diagnosis in determining appropriate treatments for people suffering from Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
(C) It mistakes a correlation between the type of brain damage described and Parkinsonâ€™s disease for a causal relation between the two.
(D) It assumes that people would want to know as early as possible whether they were likely to develop Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
(E) It neglects to specify how the information provided by brain scans could be used either in treating Parkinsonâ€™s disease or in monitoring the progression of the disease.
Director
Joined: 06 Feb 2006
Posts: 897

Show Tags

02 Apr 2006, 13:02
I would choose C
Director
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 659
Location: London

Show Tags

03 Apr 2006, 03:18
Straight C.
VP
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Posts: 1127
Location: Bangalore

Show Tags

03 Apr 2006, 06:37
No contest. C it is.
Senior Manager
Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 349
Location: USA

Show Tags

03 Apr 2006, 06:52

All other answer choices are weak.

A talks about other methods, which are irrelevant to this argument
B too is irrelevant, as the CR stem doesn't deal with early diagnosis
D is irrelevant, as the assumption that people would be interested in early diagnosis is neither mentioned nor implied
E is wrong, because the argument deals with Alzheimer's disease and not Parkinson's disease
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Sep 2004
Posts: 257
Location: New York City, USA

Show Tags

03 Apr 2006, 07:31
My choice is C too.
Senior Manager
Joined: 08 Jun 2004
Posts: 495
Location: Europe

Show Tags

04 Apr 2006, 10:37
One more for 'C'.
Manager
Joined: 04 Apr 2006
Posts: 60
Location: Land Of Opportunities

Show Tags

04 Apr 2006, 21:53
I used POE and "C" seems to stand out
04 Apr 2006, 21:53
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
For most people, the left half of the brain controls 21 19 Nov 2008, 19:32
Brain scans of people exposed to certain neurotoxins reveal 14 28 May 2010, 13:14
When people predict that certain result will not take place 5 12 Aug 2007, 00:45
Q40: For most people, the left half of the brain controls 14 16 Jul 2007, 11:24
When people predict that certain result will not take place 4 02 Jul 2007, 21:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by