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The Triune Brain – IELTS Reading Answers

You should spend 20 minutes on questions 14-26 based on the given passage.

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Answers

The answers to questions 14-26 are given below along with their explanations.

Question Number Answer Keywords Locations of Keywords
14 C power, neocortex, ability to think beyond the present, concrete moment Para 3, lines 4-5
15 A reptilian cortex, sustains, elementary activities, animal survival  Para 1, first 2 lines
16 B limbic cortex, unique to mammals, impels creatures, nurture their offspring, delivering feelings of tenderness, warmth, children are nearby Para 2, lines 4-6
17 B same sensations, mammals to develop various types, social relations, kinship networks Para 2, lines 6-7
18 C The neocortex, responsible, process, we decide on, commit, particular courses of action Para 4, first 2 lines
19 A reptilian brain, most basic impulses: aggression, mating, territorial defence Para 1, lines 8-9
20 C the neocortex, engages with logic, reason, ideas Para 3, lines 3-4
21 B Unique to mammals, limbic cortex, creatures, nurture their offspring Para 2, lines 4-5
22 A “startle centre”, a mechanism, swift reactions, unexpected occurrences Para 1, lines 4-5
23 Brain dead The most devastating form of brain damage, brain dead, merely unconscious, reptilian brain is functioning on autopilot, permanent loss, other cortexes. Para 5, lines 2-5
24 Sociopathic behaviour our own species, limbic damage, closely related, sociopathic behaviour Para 6, lines 4-5
25 neocortex Phineas Gage survived an incident, metal rod skewered his skull, taking, considerable amount, neocortex Para 7, first 3 lines
26 Animal propensities Gage’s animal propensities, sharply pronounced, intellectual abilities suffered Para 7, lines 4-5

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