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Check your brain power – take this quick Brain Health Quiz!

Brain Health Quiz

Brain Health QuizSelect true or false for each question:

1. The average human brain is made up of 75-80% water.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 2. The brain uses 20 percent of the total oxygen in the body.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 3. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not the same thing.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 4. Older age is the highest risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 5. After the age of 30, the brain shrinks 0.25% in mass every year.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 6. You have a 50% chance of getting Alzheimer’s if you live to age 85.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 7. Alzheimer’s begins 20 years before memory loss.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 8. Lack of sleep results in memory problems.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 9. Stress shrinks the brain’s temporal lobe.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 10. Memories triggered by scent are stronger than other memory triggers.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 11. Most people dream about 1 to 2 hours per night.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 12. The average person has 4 to 7 dreams per night.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 13. 12% of people dream in black and white only, while the remaining population dreams in color.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 14. While sleeping, the body produces a hormone (GABA) preventing an individual from acting out the dream, leaving the body virtually paralyzed.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 15. The brain represents only 2% of total body weight.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 16. The skull is formed from 8 bones that fuse together.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 17. The human brain has more neurons per unit volume than other mammals.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 18. When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 19. Living in a violent home has the same effect on a child’s brain as combat does on a solder’s brain.
[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”9″] 20. “Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia” is also known as “brain freeze”.

Originally published in 2015.

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