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6th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee

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Nivedha Ram

 Congratulations to Nivedha Ram, Junior from Acton-Boxborough High School in Acton, MA.  Nivedha is the winner of the Sixth Annual Central Massachusetts Brain Bee competition and will be representing UMass in the National Brain Bee competition on March 4th and 5th in Maryland. Winners from each National Brain Bee then go on to compete in the International Brain Bee against students from around the world. 

See the Telegram & Gazette article describing the activities of the day... 

2012 Brain Bee

Thanks to our 2012 Brain Bee sponsors:

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
Department of Psychiatry

Baltimore Society for Neuroscience

Many thanks to our volunteers:

University of Massachusetts Medical School faculty, staff and students from:
Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
Brain Education Center(BEC) Advisory Board*
Department of Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry Residency Program
Department of Neurobiology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

*The BRNI Brain Education Center (BEC) provides educational information about human brain function and dysfunction; including psychiatric disorders, neurological disorders, addiction and injury prevention.

Get ConnectedBrain Awareness Week:
March 12 – 18, 2012

The BAW website has great ideas for parents and educators Spread the word about brain power and brain health!

Participating High Schools:

Acton Boxborough Regional High School
Advanced Math and Sciences Academy Charter School
Cranston High School West
David Prouty High School
Grafton High School
Marlborough High School
North High School
Northbridge High School
Notre Dame Academy
Oxford High School
Saint Johns High School
Tahanto Regional High School
Tantasqua High School
Westborough High School
Worcester Academy

Brain Ticklers

1. The brain is what percentage of total body weight?
2. What is the approximate total number of taste buds on the human tongue?
3. Give or take 100, how many disorders of the brain and nervous system are there?
4. Your brain is the consistency of ….?
5. The human brain consumes how many watts of power while awake?
6. Brain disease and disorders affect how many millions of Americans?

 Brain Tickler Answers: 1.) 2% 2.) 9,000 3.) 1000 4.) A raw egg 5.) 25 watts 6.) 50 million