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Brain Bee competition

The international neuroscience competition for students from all over the world returns

Registration to the online course and the competition will open on September 1st 2017
The study material (presentations, lectures and exercises) can be found on moodle.

Competitors will be tested on their knowledge in different topics in neuroscience, such as the neural basis of senses, memory, emotion, ageing, sleep, anatomy of the brain and neurological disorders. The questions in the competition are based upon the book Brain Facts by the Society for Neuroscience. Students interested in participating in the competition will study the material individually.

In every competing country, there will first be a national competition, and the winning students from all 25 countries will represent their country in the international competition that is held each year in a different country. In August 2017 the competition will be held in Washington DC, the capital of the USA. The student to come in second will get to participate in a summer course for science-oriented youth at Tel-Aviv University.

 

More about the program

Symposium (in Hebrew):
January 27th 2017, 9am-1pm – lectures and tutorial with the lecturers.
Lola Auditorium, next to the building of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University.

Semi-finals (written exam in English):
February 10th 2017, 9am-12pm – the semi-finals will include a written exam with 30 multiple choice questions in English.
Lola Auditorium, next to the building of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University.

Interview stage (personal interview in English):
February 2017 – personal interview in English to be held at Tel-Aviv University. Details on location will be given later on.

Finals (in English):
March 15th 2017, 5pm-7pm – the ten highest-scoring students on the written exam and the interview will compete in the national finals, which will be held as part of Brain Awareness Week, in front of a panel of judges, who are among the most senior neuroscientists in the country. Participants will be tested on the theoretical material and will be required to identify brain regions and diagnose neurological diseases. Out of the ten contestants, the chosen winner will represent Israel in the international finals. The event will be held at the Dolfi Auditorium, next to the building of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University.

International Finals (in English)
August 3rd-6th 2017 – the international finals in Washington DC.

For more information please see the Hebrew site