Brain Quiz: Myth vs. Truth

Take the quiz below to test your knowledge of these common brain myths and truths.

1. Can adult brains grow or change?

A. Yes

B. No

 

2. Is memory loss a sure sign of Alzheimer’s disease decades later?

A. Yes

B. No

 

3. Does physical exercise benefit the brain and make it grow larger?

A. Yes

B. No

 

4. Could severe stress and major depression shrink the part of the brain associated with memory?

A. Yes

B. No

 

5. Could your brain grow larger if you learn a new language?

A. Yes

B. No

 

6. Can your waist size influence the size of your brain?

A. Yes

B. No

 

7. Can lack of sleep impact normal brain function?

A. Yes

B. No

 

8. Can a poor diet be linked to:

A. Poor brain function

B. Accelerated brain aging

C. Mood disorders

D. Neurological problems

E. All of the above

 

Answers: 1A, 2B, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A, 8E

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