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Brain Bee at UNB

Both the 2022 New Brunswick Brain Bee and Canadian National Brain Bee will be online / virtual this year!

UNB’s Psychology Department is proud to announce that the New Brunswick Brain Bee competition will be held on April 30, 2022 on Zoom. The meeting details will be emailed to you after your registration is finalized (please see registration information below).

The Canadian National Brain Bee competition will be held on May 27-28, 2022 on Zoom. Please refer to the National Brain Bee’s main page for more information.

There are only two sets of study materials for BOTH the local and national competitions. All the questions will come from these two books:
1.  Neuroscience: Science of the Brain
2.  Brain Facts (2018 edition)

For your interest (this part will not be tested), here is an introduction to the Neuroscience: Science of the Brain.


Our top three New Brunswick competitors will receive the following:

$150 (1st place), $100 (2nd place), and $50 (3rd place) in Indigo gift cards!


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If you are interested in registering for the NEW BRUNSWICK BRAIN BEE or would like some more information, please email the organizers at:

More registration information will be coming soon… stay tuned!

What is the New Brunswick Brian Bee?

The New Brunswick Brain Bee is an exciting neuroscience competition (similar to a spelling bee) for high school students in grades 9-12. 

Participating in the Brain Bee is a fantastic way to test your knowledge on everything associated with the brain, alongside your peers. In addition to competing in the Regional New Brunswick Brain Bee, you will also have the opportunity to interact with experts in the field of neuroscience and participate in a fun filled day of brief neuroscience and psychological experiments. 

You have registered for the Brain Bee, what now?

Preparing for the competition, you will independently (unless otherwise coordinated by your teachers) study subjects such as but not limited to memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and discover how to identify numerous diseases of the brain. Not to worry! In addition to the study material listed above (i.e., those two textbooks), you will also have access to our Brain Bee team for extra support when needed.

Local Brain Bee eligibility

  • Students can compete in only one Regional Brain Bee per year
  • Students can participate in the Regional New Brunswick Brain Bee more than once, provided they have not previously come in first place
  • Students must compete in the Regional Brain Bee closest geographically to their high school. If your province does not currently host a Brain Bee, you are welcome to join the New Brunswick Brain Bee.
  • Students can compete in the Canadian National Brain Bee and the International Brain Bee only once

Study materials

As mentioned earlier, there are two textbooks for the competition:

  1. Neuroscience: Science of the Brain
    2.  Brain Facts (2018 edition)

You are welcome to use Bright Lights in Neuroscience, an online study tool, to test your knowledge of neuroscience (this is completely optional).

Find out more

Like and follow our Facebook page to get more information about the New Brunswick Brain Bee! We will let you know about registration and other event details as the date approaches. We will also make additional study materials and tutoring opportunities available. Remember, following our Facebook page does not mean you have registered to participate, just that you want to stay informed.

You can check out photos from previous competitions here:


Email the organizers at: