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Paris Brain Bee is the first local chapter of the International Brain Bee (IBB) in France. IBB is a neuroscience competition for high school students.
In 2016, the first Brain Bee in Paris took place at the International School of Paris (ISP), where students from ISP competed in the same format as most regional and national Brain Bees around the world. In 2018, the first school-to-school competition of the Paris Brain Bee will take place between ISP and Ecole Jeannine Manuel (EJM). We are proud of the students, teachers and administration at these schools for supporting the efforts of the Paris Brain Bee and the International Brain Bee. Establishing this neuroscience competition in cities and schools across France is our goal because we believe in the importance of neuroscience education in high schools. Students will use Neuroscience: Science of the Brain, as a study guide for the Paris Brain Bee competition. It is downloadable for free in many languages. Click here to access the book in pdf format. The competition is in English.
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.