Each of the two passages mentions the relation of music to

maonuo on October 13, 2019

Question RC

Why isn't the answer C since both passages talk about brain size?

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Skylar on November 7, 2019

@maonuo Happy to help!

This can be tricky. Answer choice (C) "neurological research" is not necessarily the same as brain size. Passage A talks about neurological research in terms of "brain imaging studies" about music (line 6), but Passage B does not present similar neurological research. Passage B mentions "face-to-face-mother-infant interactions" (line 42), but this is not a study with a direct neurological focus like brain imaging.

However, answer choice (B) "human emotion" is stated explicitly in each of the passages. This is seen in line 3 of Passage A and 35 and 57 of Passage B.

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pamela24 on June 6, 2023

I don't understand how the observational data conducted from a behavioral analysis on mothers and baby's does not constitute neurological research? Human emotion itself and the expression of such feelings during "face-to-face-mother-infant interactions" would be an example of data collected from studies on how the nervous system functions during adolescent years of brain development. I would believe this to be neurological research why is it not considered as such?

Emil-Kunkin on June 7, 2023

Hi, neurological research is that that focuses on the brain itself, research in how mothers and children interact is likely psychology or development