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New post 17 Jul 2016, 20:26
passage 2'17-total 4'50

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Hi, Question no. 7 in GMAT prep is as follows: " It can be inferred from the passage that in classifying pheromones as a type of odorant, the researchers referred to in the highlighted text posit that " We can highlight of make bold the "some researchers" part in the passage. "some researchers" appears in the following line of the passage: In addition, the distinction between pheromones and odorants—chemicals that are consciously detected as odors---can be blurry, and some researchers classify pheromones as a type of odorant Thank you.


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Please Mark the source for the questions. There are many of us who don't want to attempt questions from the GMAT PREP exams.

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Nice one...got two correct ..7 min Appx..

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Anyone else think it is very sloppy to write "some researchers" and talk about some researchers then write it again and say "some researchers" talking about a different group?

Clear writing would say other researchers. A lot of the confusion in the passage is drawn from this poorly written statement. If I was marking this person's AWA essay I would fail them for bad writing.


Imagine I wrote some NBAers think the NBA should call the rules such as travelling. In addition, the distinction between travelling and a legal play is minute and some NBAers think legal plays are travelling.


There is no consensus among researchers regarding what qualifies a substance as a pheromone. While most agree on a basic definition of pheromones as chemicals released by one individual of a species which, when detected by another individual of the same species, elicit a specific behavioral or physiological response, some researchers also specify that the response to pheromones must be unconscious. In addition, the distinction between pheromones and odorants—chemicals that are consciously detected as odors—can be blurry, some researcherswhile a different group of researchers classify pheromones as a type of odorant. Evidence that pheromone responses may not involve conscious odor perception comes from the finding that in many species, pheromones are processed by the vomeronasal (or accessory olfactory) system, which uses a special structure in the nose, the vomeronasal organ (VNO), to receive chemical signals. The neural connections between the VNO and the brain are separate from those of the main olfactory system, whose processing of odorants triggers sensations of smell. But while the VNO does process many animal pheromone signals, not all animal pheromones work through the VNO. Conversely, not all chemical signals transmitted via the VNO quality as pheromones. For example, garter snakes detect a chemical signal from earthworms—one of their favorite foods—via the VNO, and they use this signal to track
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no wonder i cant get through the third question as E
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New post 15 Oct 2017, 05:47
AN225 wrote:
The official answer is ADE.
Why 1-A is correct? The question refers to that part
In addition, the distinction between pheromones and odorants— chemicals that are consciously detected
as odors---can be blurry, and some researchers classify pheromones as a type of odorant

So according to these researchers, pheromenes are perceived consiously.

Why 3-E is correct (very tricky, I first got it wrong): The OA for 3 is C not E
The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. compare and contrast the ways in which the vomeronasal organ and the main olfactory systern
process chemicals. << too specific for the main purpose
B. summarize the debate over the role the vomeronasal organ plays in odor perception << too narrow for the main purpose AND the main topic is pheromones, not VNO
C. present some of the issues involved in the debate over what constitutes a pheromone << nice shell game, GMAT! Actually, it is stated in the beginning of the text that pheromens are a type of chemicals. That is it. The rest of the passage is how pheremones are processed and reacted by bodies.
D. propose a new definition of pheromones based on recent research << no new definitions are discussed
E. argue that pheromones should be classified as a type of odorant << not the best answer, but the only one left and it is the correct answer

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