Brain Bee @ UNB

The Psychology Department at UNB Fredericton, is proud to host our first Annual Regional Brain Bee competition on Friday, April 13, 2018.

What is the Regional Brain Bee?

The Regional Brain Bee is a FUN competition for high school students, grades 9-12, living in New Brunswick and surrounding areas to test your knowledge of brain-related facts!

Students are tested on the knowledge about the brain and neuroscience research. It is designed to stimulate interest and excitement about brain research. Students study topics on memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and brain disease (just to list a few).

In addition to participating in the Regional Brain Bee, participants will also have the opportunity to hear from neuroscience experts and participate in an entertaining day of neuroscience - and psychology-related activities. All participants will receive neuroscience goodies! The first place winner of the Regional Brain Bee at UNB will receive a Muse EEG headset and be invited to compete at the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee in Ontario (including round-trip flights and accommodations).

Local Brain Bee Eligibility

  • A student can compete in only one Regional Brain Bee per year.
  • A student can participate in the Regional UNB Brain Bee more than once, provided they have not previously come in first place.
  • A student must compete in the Regional Brain Bee closest geographically to their high school. (If your province does not currently host a Brain Bee, we would love to have you.)
  • A student can compete in the Canadian National Brain Bee and the International Brain Bee only once.

Study Materials

The study materials for the competition consist of the "Neuroscience: Science of the Brain" primer on the brain and nervous system. It can be downloaded for free here.

Find Out More

Like and follow our Facebook page to get more information about the University of New Brunswick Regional Brain Bee! We will let you know about registration and other event details. We will also make additional study materials and tutoring opportunities available. Remember, liking the facebook page does not mean you have to participate, it's just an opportunity to stay informed.

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