The New Mexico Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience is hosting the second annual New Mexico Brain Bee on Saturday 2/20/16 at the UNM Health Sciences Center.
This exciting event, being held in collaboration with the UNM STEM-H Center for Outreach, Research & Education, challenges students’ knowledge of brain structure and function. Started in 1999, the International Brain Bee is designed to motivate students to learn about the brain and inspire them to pursue neuroscience careers.
The New Mexico Brain Bee is open to NM high school students aged 14-18 and tests knowledge of the human brain including topics such as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression and addictions. The competition format encompasses:
Identification of brain slides and specimens
Diagnosis of neurological disorders from case presentations
Written questions and answer
Oral question and answer portion for finalists
All questions are based on the Society for Neuroscience primer on the brain and nervous system, Brain Facts, which is available to download FREE at the following link:
The winner of the New Mexico Brain Bee qualifies to compete in the US National Brain Bee Championship.
To register go to: http://neurosciences-cmstest.health.unm.edu/nm-sfn/brain-bee.html