August 14, 2010

Who’s the Brainiest? Students Vie to Prove Their Knowledge of Gray Matter at International Brain Bee Championship

High school students from around the world will compete in the 12th International Brain Bee Championship

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High school students from around the world will compete in the 12th International Brain Bee Championship, demonstrating their knowledge of the brain on such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensation, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, addictions and brain research.

The competition involves oral and written tests, a neuroanatomy laboratory exam with human brains, an analysis of MRI imaging, an examination of brain tissues using microscopes and a patient diagnosis featuring student actors. The winner will receive $3,000, a trophy, and the right to represent the Brain Bee at other conferences and events.

The purpose of the Brain Bee is to motivate young men and women to study the brain, and to inspire them to consider careers in the basic and clinical neurosciences.

Saturday, Aug. 14, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1 Market Place, Second Level, Seaport Tower, The Elizabeth Ballroom B, San Diego, Calif.

The American Psychological Association is co-sponsoring the 2010 Brain Bee during its 118th Annual Convention in San Diego.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, is home to the Dental School, Graduate School and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. It is the founding campus of the University System of Maryland.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 152,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.