• Question: Is it true that every time you sneeze some of your brain cells die?

    Asked by samsam to Amy on 20 Jun 2011.
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      Amy Reeve answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      Hi Sam 🙂

      I don’t think this is true 🙂 your brain is well protected in your skull. It’s surrounded by tough membranes and cushioned by liquid. In order to damage the brain it needs to bash against the skull or be damaged by a skull fracture. I don’t think the force of a sneeze would be enough to do this. This is good news for me as I currently have terrible hayfever!!! 😀 thanks for your question 🙂