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5th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee

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Congratulations to Raashika Goyal, Junior from Advanced Math and Sciences Academy Charter School in Marlborough, MA. Raashika is the winner of the Fifth Annual Central Mass Brain Bee competition and will be representing UMass in the national competition on March 18th and 19th in Baltimore, MD. 


Thanks to our 2011 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 14 – 20, 2011

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
David Prouty High School
Doherty Memorial High School
Fitchburg High School
Marlborough High School
North High School
Northbridge High School
Oxford High School
Southbridge 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

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