Resources from our Brain Bee friends

Below is courtesy of our friends organizing the Vermont Brain Bee in the USA. They’ve  compiled a collection of resources to help students prepare for their brain bee. Like many other brain bee’s around the globe, France Brain Bee is also using the same study guide: Brain Facts: A Primer On the Brain and Nervous System. Downloadable for free here

BRAIN & NEURON ANATOMY 

These items support chapter 1 of Brain Facts.  
Neuroanatomy PPT
Brain Science Anatomy PPT
Neuroanatomy Notes (document)
Neuroanatomy 2 PPT
Vocabulary Practice (Q&A in “present” mode)
Neuroanatomy Practice (Q&A in “present” mode)
Brain Anatomy (youtube) (incl arteries & stroke)
About the neuron & synapse

THE SENSES

These items support chapter 3 of Brain Facts
Perception PPT
Taste, Smell, Touch, Pain PPT
Vision & Hearing PPT
Senses Qs PPT (show in presentation mode)
Senses-info & Qs PPT (show in “present” mode)
Video showing fish brain tracking paramecium

MOVEMENT

These items support chapter 5 of Brain Facts.  
Muscles & Movement #1 PPT
Muscles & Movement #2 PPT

STRESS

These items support chapter 7 of Brain Facts
Stress PPT

RESEARCH

These items support chapter 9 of Brain Facts.  
The Brain-Gut connection

ADDICTION

These items support chapter 11 of Brain Facts.  
Drugs and the Brain PPT
How does alcohol affect the brain? (3 min video)
learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/addiction/mouse/Mouse Party Interactive

PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

These items support chapter 13 of Brain Facts.  

POTENTIAL THERAPIES

These items support  chapter 15 of Brain Facts.
How fMRIs work–video

THE DEVELOPING BRAIN

These items support chapter 2 of Brain Facts
The Developing Brain PPT
The Developing Brain Q&A PPT (show in “present” mode)

LEARNING, MEMORY & LANGUAGE

These items support chapter 4 of Brain Facts.  
Learning and Memory PPT

SLEEP

These items support chapter 6 of Brain Facts
Sleep PPT
Sleep Qs PPT (show in presentation mode)
Sleep info & Qs PPT
TED TALK: How to get more deep sleep

AGING

These items support chapter 8 of Brain Facts.  

CHILDHOOD DISORDERS

These items support chapter 10 of Brain Facts.  

DEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

These items support chapter 12 of Brain Facts.  
Degenerative Disorders Info & Qs PPT
TED Talk: Lisa Genova’s Preventing Alzheimers

ILLNESS AND INJURY

These items support  chapter 14 of Brain Facts.  

NEUROETHICS

These items support chapter 16 of Brain Facts.  

FULL REVIEW

Lyn’s Quizlet Flashcards  (137 terms from glossary of Brain Facts)
​Aidan’s kahoot 

JEOPARDY!!

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NEUROSCIENCE IN THE NEWS

PURPOSE OF SLEEP IS TO FORGET–New York Times, Feb 2, 2017
RESEARCHERS FIND LINK BETWEEN CONCUSSION AND ALZHEIMERS DZ–Science Mag, Jan 12, 2017
HOW NAKED MOLE RATS CONQUERED PAIN AND WHAT IT CAN MEAN FOR US–Science, Oct 11, 2016
A NEW TACK TO STAVE OFF ALHEIMERS YEAR BEFORE THE FIRST SYMPTOMS— Scientific American Blog, Oct 12, 2016
PIONEERING BRAIN IMPLANT RESTORES PARALYZED MAN’S SENSE OF TOUCH –Nature, Oct 13, 2016
CORTEX COMMANDS THE PERFORMANCE OF SKILLED MOVEMENT –HHMI news, Feb 1, 2016
EDUCATION MAY CUT DEMENTIA RISK –New York Times, Feb 10, 2016
FROZEN RABBIT BRAIN SUCCESSFULLY RETURNED –UPI, Feb 10, 2016
YOUR BRAIN IS HARDWIRED TO SNAP –Book review at National Geographic, Feb 7, 2016
WHAT LITTLE BABIES SEE THAT YOU NO LONGER CAN –Scientific American, Feb 1, 2016
NEW ESTIMATE BOOSTS THE HUMAN BRAIN MEMORY CAPACITY 10-FOLD –Scientific American, Feb 5, 2016
ALZHEIMER’S MAY MESS WITH THE EYES, DISRUPTING SLEEP PATTERNS –Science Mag, Dec 8, 2015
YOUR BRAIN’s GOT RHYTHM--NPR, All things Considered, June 17, 2014
​RISE OF THE MICROGLIA–microglia are involved in development & disease   Scientific American  Oct 26, 2015

(many thanks to our friends at the Vermont Brain Bee for sharing their resources page with France Brain bee. You rock!)