Answers Explained: A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently

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Question 27-31:-
27. C (para 1, line 3-5: “in specific parts of the brain. These discoveries have led to the field
known as neuroeconomics, which studies the brain’s secrets to success in an economic
environment that demands innovation and being able to do things differently from
competitors. A brain that can do this is”)

28. B (para 2, first 2 lines: “This definition implies that iconoclasts are different from other
people, but more precisely, it is their brains that are different in three distinct ways:
perception, fear response, and social”)

29. D (para 3, line 5-6: “in the quickest way possible. Thus it will draw on both past
experience and any other source of information, such as what other people say, to make
sense of what it is seeing. This happens”)

30. C (para 3, the last line: “More than the physical reality of photons or sound waves,
perception is a product of the brain”)

31. B (para 4, first 2 lines: “Perception is central to iconoclasm, iconoclasts see things
differently to other people. Their brains do not fall into efficiency pitfalls as much as the
average person‟s brain, iconoclasts, either”)

Question 32-37:-
32. YES (para 5, first 2 lines: “The best way to see things differently to other people is to
bombard the brain with things it has never encountered before. Novelty releases the
perceptual process from the chains”)

33. YES (para 5, line 3-4: “of past experience and forces the brain to make new judgments.
Successful iconoclasts have an extraordinary willingness to be exposed to what is fresh
and different. Observation”)


35. NO (para 6, line 3-4: “tracks. There are many types of fear, but the two that inhibit
iconoclastic thinking and people generally find difficult to deal with are fear of
uncertainty and fear of public ridicule. These may”)

37. NO (para 6, line 5-7: “seem like trivial phobias. But fear of public speaking, which
everyone must do from time to time, afflicts one-third of the population. This makes it
too common to be considered a mental disorder. It is simply a common variant of human
nature, one which iconoclasts do not let”)

Question 38-40:-
38. A (para 7, first 2 lines: “Finally, to be successful iconoclasts, individuals must sell their
ideas to other people. This is where social intelligence comes in. Social intelligence is the
ability to understand and”)

39. B (para 7, line 4-5: “knowledge about the social brain and how the brain works when
groups coordinate decision making. Neuroscience has revealed which brain circuits are
responsible for functions like”)

40. C (para 8, first 2 lines: “iconoclasts create new opportunities in every area from artistic
expression to technology to business. They supply creativity and innovation not easily
accomplished by committees. Rules”)

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