Brain Game: Word Scramble

If you’ve ever felt guilty about the need to take periodic breaks during the workday to recharge, cut yourself a little slack. According to a New York Times article published over the weekend, research indicates that regular breaks can actually improve worker productivity and creativity, while “skipping breaks can lead to stress and exhaustion.”

So, here at the Dana Foundation, we would like to help you achieve your productivity goals by supplying you with a fun little break activity—a word scramble based on information found in the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives’ publication It’s Mindboggling! How many words can you unscramble?

gyadmlaa ________________
(hint: this brain part is involved in emotional reactions like anger)

emynli ________________
(hint: helps to speed the transmission of nerve impulses in the brain)

luembleecr ________________
(hint: brain part that, in part, helps maintain balance and posture)

esoreciucnne ________________
(hint: the study of the brain and nervous systems)

snayeps ________________
(hint: the point at which nerve-to-nerve communication occurs)

brnmseita ________________
(hint: 2 words. connects the brain to the spinal cord)

cooicabltelip ________________
(hint: 2 words. The region of the brain concerned with vision)

Answers will be posted in the comments section one week from today. Please feel free to share your answers below. And don’t forget to check out the other online puzzles and games created by the Dana Alliance!

–Ann L. Whitman

One response

  1. This wasn’t even challenging; hints weren’t required. I also refer to brainstem as one word.
    amygdala, myelin, cerebellum, neuroscience, synapse, brainstem, occipital lobe.

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