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 🙂