The International Brain Bee. . .Be Part of Something Extraordinary
The International Brain Bee was founded in 1999 and is the world-wide neuroscience competition for high school students. Directed by founder Dr. Norbert Myslinski, the Brain Bee motivates students to learn about the brain, captures their imaginations, and inspires them to pursue neuroscience careers in order to help treat and find cures for neurological and psychological disorders.
There are currently about 175 Local Chapter Brain Bee coordinators in more than 50 countries across 6 continents that conduct competitions annually. The winner of each Local Chapter Bee is invited to attend their respective Regional Brain Bee competition, and the winner of each Regional Brain Bee is invited to represent their regions in the International Brain Bee World Championship. The World Champtionship is hosted by a different country every year.
Brain Bees test one's knowledge of the human brain including such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, addictions and brain research. The local competitions are in the question-and-answer format based on material from a book that is freely downloadable from the internet. The championship competitions may also involve a neuroanatomy laboratory practical with real human brains, neurohistology with microscopes, brain imaging identification and patient diagnosis with patient actors.
Congratulations Ana Ghenciulescu, 2016 Brain Bee World Champion!
Future neuroscientists from around the world met in Copenhagen, Denmark from June 30 - July 4, 2016 to compete in the 18th International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship coordinated by Dr. Julianne McCall from Heidelberg University in Germany. The Brain Bee is the preeminent neuroscience competition for teenage students. This year, there was a record of 25 student National Champion participants. The event was hosted and sponsored by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies.
For more information on the 2016 International Brain Bee, go to http://www.thebrainbee.org/.
The 2017 International Brain Bee World Championship (IBBWC) will be in Washington D.C., USA, in conjunction with the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. The chairman of the 2017 IBBWC organizing committee is Dr. Norbert Myslinski.
Students interested in competing in a Brain Bee, please contact your Local Chapter Brain Bee Coordinator. Individuals interested in starting Local Chapter or Regional Brain Bees, please contact Dr. Norbert Myslinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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