BRAIN ART AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS, March 7, 2015 for children 8-12 years old

BRAIN ART AT THE AMERICAN LIBRARY IN PARIS, March 7, 2015 for children 8-12 years old

The Paris Brain Bee is the first and only France chapter of the International Brain Bee, which is a neuroscience competition for high school/ lycée students. The mission of the Paris Brain Bee is to help students learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about mental and neurological illnesses.

The 2018 Paris Brain Bee was held at the International School of Paris (ISP) on 3 February. Twenty students competed from ISP and Ecole Jeannine Manuel. The winner of the 2018 PBB will participate in the 2018 International Brain Bee championships to be held in Berlin, 6-9 July, during the annual conference of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

IBB is a non-profit educational organization comprised of partnerships with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the Dana Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)and the American Psychological Association (APA).

The Brain Bee, was founded in 1999 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski of the University of Maryland.

Currently, there are more than 175 local Brain Bees around the world in more than 50 countries, including GermanyAustraliaCanada and the USA. Students learn about such topics as brain cognition and function, the senses, diseases, physiology, genetics, and neural cell biology. To start a Brain Bee at your school or city, please contact Helen Sahin Connelly and Mariana Martini at parisbrainbee@gmail.com.


Excerpt from International Brain Bee website:

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.






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