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Scientist have discovered a specific region in the brain that is active when charitable decision are being made. This area. called the nucleus accumbens, releases dopamine, the chemical know to induce feeling of pleasure, when stimulated.

What is the inference in this discussion?

    A. People should be more charitable.
    B. Other parts of brain are activated when people are selfish.
    C. Giving money to other can permanently change the chemistry of brain.
    D. Self-sacrifice is actually a selfish act because it triggers dopamine release.
    E. People who are truly charitable will have more active nucleus accumbens than people who are selfish

Originally posted by sameerspice on 26 Mar 2016, 09:35.
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A, B and C are out of scope. E can't be ascertained as we do not have much information.

Only option D connects with the argument and hence should be the inference.
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Hi expert!
I cannot understand why this particular answer
the answer goes way to far in the conclusion in concluding that:
1) self sacrifice = selfish
it is true that
2) Self sacrifice = feeling of pleasure
but concluding that
3) feeling of pleasure = selfish
is not a GMAT conclusion and going out of scope
we need sentence (3) in order to answer D to be be correct

what do you say?

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yoavyes wrote:
Hi expert!
I cannot understand why this particular answer
the answer goes way to far in the conclusion in concluding that:
1) self sacrifice = selfish
it is true that
2) Self sacrifice = feeling of pleasure
but concluding that
3) feeling of pleasure = selfish
is not a GMAT conclusion and going out of scope
we need sentence (3) in order to answer D to be be correct

what do you say?

Yoav


A, B and C are obviously out of scope. In E - I think, we are simply not given any information about nucleus accumbens of selfish people
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Please specify the source of the question.
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New post 02 May 2017, 20:38
I feel all options are incorrect.
Here, we are assuming that all selfish acts are done for the feeling of pleasure .

Need experts advice.
Thank you.
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Judging by the multiple grammatical errors in the passage, I don't think this question is from a reliable source.
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New post 26 Dec 2017, 06:18
yoavyes wrote:
Hi expert!
I cannot understand why this particular answer
the answer goes way to far in the conclusion in concluding that:
1) self sacrifice = selfish
it is true that
2) Self sacrifice = feeling of pleasure
but concluding that
3) feeling of pleasure = selfish
is not a GMAT conclusion and going out of scope
we need sentence (3) in order to answer D to be be correct

what do you say?

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I agree with you yoavyes. Choice D sounds ackward. I don't understand the logic of this choice. On the other hand E can be eliminated, because we have no information about selfish people in detail as such provided by the passage.
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New post 26 Dec 2017, 06:41
I am not convinced with any of the explanation.
Please put some more logical explanation
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