Chandigarh:At the outset of 2017, the Department of Neurology, PGIMER in association with Indian National Brain Bee, the International Brain Bee (IBB) and the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of an exuberant and motivating quiz competition on neurosciences – the 10th Chandigarh Regional Brain Bee at Advanced Eye Center auditorium, PGIMER.
Since its foundation in 1999 by Prof Norbert Myslinski of University of Maryland at Baltimore, International Brain Bee has inspired many young brains across the world to take up neurosciences as their field of choice. Brain Bee aims at developing knowledge and excellence base of young minds through healthy and highly motivating quiz. Brain Bee is a 3-tiered competition – Regional, National and International to hunt for BEST BRAIN based on topics pertaining to neurosciences such as intelligence, memory, stress and various neurological diseases.
The champion of Regional competition qualifies for national level winners represent their respective countries at International level.
Last year’s winner from Chandigarh Regional Brain Bee Raunaq Sharma of Delhi Public School, went on to be the second Runner Up in National Brain Bee and Vaibhav Bajaj of India secured 7th place in the 18th IBB- championship. The Brain Bee Quiz in India is a live question and answer competition about neuroscience for 11th grade.
The best young brains in India are quizzed about the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movements, stress, aging, sleep and brain disorders such as drug addiction, Alzheimer’s and stroke.
The 10th Regional Brain Bee registered 34 students from 17 schools from tricity. It was co-ordinated by Prof Dheeraj Khurana, Department of Neurology, PGIMER. 15 students were selected through a written elimination round for the final oral rounds of the quiz. The event was judged by Prof S K Prabhakar, Prof K K Mukherjee, Department of Neurosurgery, PGIMER and Prof Parampreet Singh Kharbanda who are eminent neurophysicians and Neurosurgeons in the country.