Fun brain teaser to test your cognitive skills during International Brain Teaser Month
Memory relies mostly on the temporal lobes (see green area) and also the frontal lobes (red), so those are the areas that will get some good neuronal activation when readers raised in the US try to remember the missing words in the American proverbs below. Now, if you were raised outside the US and are not familiar with those proverbs you will have to use your reasoning skills more than your memory skills — In that case, frontal lobe activation will be wider and more intense. Conversely, if you were raised in the US you will find the international proverbs below to be more challenging. You will not be able to remember them, as you probably never learned them, but you should be able to figure them out for extra frontal lobe, cognitive exercise. Here’s the task: Guess the missing words of each US and international proverb below. Get a pen and piece of paper and write your answers before you check the solutions Ready, Set, Go! US proverbs 1. The early bird gets the ___________. 2. After all is _______ and done, more is said than __________. 3. From ___________ beginnings come great ____________. 4. Don’t ___________ horses while crossing a ____________. 5. The frog does not ____________ the pond in which he __________. International proverbs 1. Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in ____________. (France) 2. A closed mouth catches no _____________ . (France) 3. Appetite comes with _______________ . (France) 4. If you are looking for a fly in your food it ...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Pascale Michelon Tags: Brain Teasers brain puzzles for adults Brain-games brain-puzzles brain-teaser-puzzles cognitive-exercise frontal-lobes improve-memory International Brain Teaser Month logic-puzzle logical-skills mind-teasers proverbs puzzle games Source Type: blogs
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