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Brain Bee Competition

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

Tel Aviv University with the Davidson Institute is happy to invite high school students to take part in the “Brain Bee” competition, challenging competitors in different topics of neuroscience, such as the neural basis of senses, memory, emotions, aging, sleep, anatomy of the brain, and neurological disorders. The questions are based on the book Brain Facts by the Society for Neuroscience.
A national competition will be held in each of the 25 competing countries, and the national winners will represent their country in the international competition held each year in a different country. Second-place winner in the Israeli competition will be granted participation in a summer course given by the Tel Aviv Youth University.


Registration to Brain Bee


10th-12th grade high-school students (ages 15-18).



The registration will be opened during October 2018, ending February 14, 2019.



Free of charge.


Click on the registration link below and follow instructions.
A confirmation letter and a link to the course website (personal password for Moodle Davidson system) will be sent by E-mail.

More about the program

Orientation Day (in Hebrew):
November 29, 2018, 5pm-7pm – presentation of the Israeli Brain Bee.
Shlezak Auditorium, the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Symposium (in English):
January 17, 2019, 4pm-7pm – oral presentations and exercise tutorial with the lecturers.
Shlezak Auditorium, the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

Competition stages:
First Stage – A written exam in English: 

February 8, 2019, 9am-12pm – the semi-finals will include a written exam with 30 multiple-choice questions in English. Following the exam, students will participate in an enrichment activity.
Dolfi Auditorium, next to the Faculty of Medicine building at Tel Aviv University.

Second Stage – A personal interview in English: 
February 2019 – a personal interview in English, held at Tel Aviv University.

Third Stage: The National Finals in English: 
March 14, 2019, 5pm-7pm – to be held at Tel Aviv University as part of the Brain Awareness Week (BAW) events.
The ten highest-scoring students on the written exam and the interview will compete in front of a panel of highly distinguished judges (senior neuroscientists). Participants will be tested on the theoretical material and will be required to identify brain regions and diagnose neurological diseases. The winner will represent Israel in the International Finals.

International Finals (in English):
Summer 2019 – The location of the international competition will be determined in the near future.

For further information, visit the Hebrew site.


Registration to Brain Bee

Team Members

Israel Brain Bee Team:
Professor Illana Gozes – Academic Manager
Gal Hacohen-Kleiman and Shlomo Sragovich – Ph.D. Students (Tel Aviv University)
Mrs. Iris Sadoun – Administrative and Registration Assistant.


For more information: +972-8-9378300

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