GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Jul 2018, 19:14

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

4 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 116
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Mar 2016, 11:31
4
21
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

23% (01:20) correct 77% (01:35) wrong based on 896 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise.


A)The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise

B)The ability of neuroscientists has become ever more precise in pinpointing the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images

C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images

D)Neuroscientists have become ever more precise in their ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli, like a logical puzzle or violent images

E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise

_________________

Feel Free to Press Kudos if you like the way I think :).

Most Helpful Expert Reply
Expert Post
4 KUDOS received
Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3197
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Apr 2016, 10:31
4
1
enasni wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
282552 wrote:
The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise.
A)The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise
B)The ability of neuroscientists has become ever more precise in pinpointing the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images
D)Neuroscientists have become ever more precise in their ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli, like a logical puzzle or violent images
E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise


Hi,
Few Issues on which the Qs tests us..
1) SV agreement..
A incorrectly uses VERB 'Have' for 'The ability of neuroscientists'

2) Use of Such as--
such as is the correct usage.. D incorrectly uses LIKE
such as is giving examples of stimuli so should be placed next to it.. A and B incorrectly place next to OCCUR..
such a variety of stimuli as.. is better to lay emphasis on varieties

3) responses occur to a variety of stimuli vs occur responses to a variety of stimuli ..
the correct usage in the context of sentence is occur responses to a variety of stimuli .. so E is out..

Left is only C, but with its share of some problems--
A)To make a sentence concise, the original meaning should be conveyed..
Logical puzzle and a logic-based board game are two different things,.. One can be part of Other but cannot be used for each other..
Similarly a series of Images has different connotation than just images..
B)Even 'Neuroscientists have become able ' is not better than the Original construction..




Could you please elaborate why E is out?

Thanks.


Option E implies that the "ability" has become ever more precise, whereas the intended meaning is that the action "pinpoint" is done ever more precisely. The words "precise" / "precisely" should refer to "pinpoint" ( as in C), not "ability" ( as in E). Therefore E is wrong.

The "ability" has not become ever more precise, the "pinpointing" has become ever more precise - "precise ability" is not meaningful.
General Discussion
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Jul 2010
Posts: 28
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Mar 2016, 04:20
1
282552 wrote:
The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise.
A)The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise
B)The ability of neuroscientists has become ever more precise in pinpointing the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images
D)Neuroscientists have become ever more precise in their ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli, like a logical puzzle or violent images
E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise


I feel E is the correct answer because Neuroscientists’ ability is singular and correctly agree with has

E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise

I felt C was wrong because 'where occur' placement does not feel correct.
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images

Experts please help...
Expert Post
Retired Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4455
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Mar 2016, 06:19
With great regard for Magoosh, may I ask whether the purported OA is indeed C? I have a feeling that it is substantially varying from the original in that,
A. The subject changes from ‘the ability of the neuroscientists’ to “neuroscientists” in C – Is ‘the ability of the neuroscientists’ as the subject really that bad?
B. “Such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images” is changed to “such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images”. The doubt is whether a logical puzzle is the same as a logic-based board game and whether “a series of violent images “is synonymous with just “violent images”.
C. Do we really need to inverse the subject verb as “where occur complex sensory responses?”
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Jan 2015
Posts: 42
Location: India
Concentration: Operations
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Mar 2016, 20:42
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images

E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise

Though in C, where occur does seem awkward but in E- it's mentioned "ability has become more precise." Can we say ability has become more precise or its better to say- able to pinpoint precisely the exact locations?
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 6235
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Mar 2016, 21:12
1
1
282552 wrote:
The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise.
A)The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise
B)The ability of neuroscientists has become ever more precise in pinpointing the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images
D)Neuroscientists have become ever more precise in their ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli, like a logical puzzle or violent images
E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise


Hi,
Few Issues on which the Qs tests us..
1) SV agreement..
A incorrectly uses VERB 'Have' for 'The ability of neuroscientists'

2) Use of Such as--
such as is the correct usage.. D incorrectly uses LIKE
such as is giving examples of stimuli so should be placed next to it.. A and B incorrectly place next to OCCUR..
such a variety of stimuli as.. is better to lay emphasis on varieties

3) responses occur to a variety of stimuli vs occur responses to a variety of stimuli ..
the correct usage in the context of sentence is occur responses to a variety of stimuli .. so E is out..

Left is only C, but with its share of some problems--
A)To make a sentence concise, the original meaning should be conveyed..
Logical puzzle and a logic-based board game are two different things,.. One can be part of Other but cannot be used for each other..
Similarly a series of Images has different connotation than just images..
B)Even 'Neuroscientists have become able ' is not better than the Original construction..



_________________

1) Absolute modulus : http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372
2)Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html
3) effects of arithmetic operations : https://gmatclub.com/forum/effects-of-arithmetic-operations-on-fractions-269413.html


GMAT online Tutor

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 09 Mar 2016
Posts: 21
Schools: IIMB EPGP"18 (A)
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2016, 02:32
282552 wrote:
The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise.
A)The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise
B)The ability of neuroscientists has become ever more precise in pinpointing the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images
D)Neuroscientists have become ever more precise in their ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli, like a logical puzzle or violent images
E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise


I eliminated C straightaway because of the construction - "have become able to". Isnt is much better to say - " Neuroscientists are able to" ?
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jun 2014
Posts: 17
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2016, 06:07
I marked E, but OA is C. I know the mistake I did, but to me even C doesn't seems right.
Although all the other answer choices are wrong, C is the weirdest of them all. :lol:
Can we expect such types of questions in the real exam.
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1289
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2016, 12:23
1
1
C is not a good answer, although I agree that we can eliminate the rest, too. However, be careful about eliminating choices because they seem a bit awkward or because they differ from the "original." There really is no original! Treat answer choice A just like all the others, as one of five possible answers. We don't need to justify every change of wording between A and the other choices.
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jun 2014
Posts: 17
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Mar 2016, 12:38
DmitryFarber wrote:
C is not a good answer, although I agree that we can eliminate the rest, too. However, be careful about eliminating choices because they seem a bit awkward or because they differ from the "original." There really is no original! Treat answer choice A just like all the others, as one of five possible answers. We don't need to justify every change of wording between A and the other choices.


Thankyou DmitryFarber for the advice.
I guess in verbal one has to pick the least worst choice for at least some questions. :lol:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Jan 2015
Posts: 6
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Apr 2016, 04:04
chetan2u wrote:
282552 wrote:
The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise.
A)The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images, have become ever more precise
B)The ability of neuroscientists has become ever more precise in pinpointing the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli occur, such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images
C)Neuroscientists have become able to pinpoint ever more precisely the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to such a variety of stimuli as a logical puzzle or violent images
D)Neuroscientists have become ever more precise in their ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where occur complex sensory responses to a variety of stimuli, like a logical puzzle or violent images
E)Neuroscientists’ ability to pinpoint the exact locations in the brain where complex sensory responses occur to a variety of stimuli such as a logic-based board game or a series of violent images has become ever more precise


Hi,
Few Issues on which the Qs tests us..
1) SV agreement..
A incorrectly uses VERB 'Have' for 'The ability of neuroscientists'

2) Use of Such as--
such as is the correct usage.. D incorrectly uses LIKE
such as is giving examples of stimuli so should be placed next to it.. A and B incorrectly place next to OCCUR..
such a variety of stimuli as.. is better to lay emphasis on varieties

3) responses occur to a variety of stimuli vs occur responses to a variety of stimuli ..
the correct usage in the context of sentence is occur responses to a variety of stimuli .. so E is out..

Left is only C, but with its share of some problems--
A)To make a sentence concise, the original meaning should be conveyed..
Logical puzzle and a logic-based board game are two different things,.. One can be part of Other but cannot be used for each other..
Similarly a series of Images has different connotation than just images..
B)Even 'Neuroscientists have become able ' is not better than the Original construction..




Could you please elaborate why E is out?

Thanks.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 08 Jan 2018
Posts: 261
Location: United States (ID)
GPA: 3.33
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2018, 00:53
there is totally fine with E in term of logic and grammar issues. However, E looks more like informal language.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Apr 2017
Posts: 7
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2018, 18:48
Can you please explain what gives C the edge here ?
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 674
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
GPA: 4
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2018, 02:27
avijit02 wrote:
Can you please explain what gives C the edge here ?

Hi i may not be an expert, But am glad to throw some light on how i solved the question.

E is wrong because The ability by itself can not become more precise. Moreover An ability cannot become precise but we can precisely pinpoint.

Only C says that they are now able to PRECISELY Pin point.

Furthermore, GMAT loves to use verbs rather than noun where ever possible. So i opted C over E.

Thank you
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1289
Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jun 2018, 21:59
1
I definitely wouldn't recommend studying from this. The credited answer does not model good English grammar or style at all, and it would not be valid on the GMAT.
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Re: The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the   [#permalink] 29 Jun 2018, 21:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The ability of neuroscientists to pinpoint the exact locations in the

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.