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Student wins Best Brain in Canada title

  Beatrix Wang from John F. Ross, Guelph, won the CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee competition held at McMaster University in Hamilton. 

Beatrix competed against 12 students from across the country who won their regional competitions for the right to be called Best Brain in Canada. 

Participants were tested on their knowledge of neuroscience and their skills at patient diagnosis and neuroanatomy. 

Topics covered memory, sleep, intelligence, emotion, perception, stress, aging, brain-imaging, neurology, neurotransmitters, genetics, and brain disease. The top three winners of the competition received trophies and scholarship awards of $1500, $1000, and $500. 

Beatrix also took home a travelling trophy to display at her school for one year, and will be given the opportunity to work as a summer intern at a Canadian neuroscience laboratory.

She will represent Canada at the International Brain Bee (IBB) championship in Washington, DC, which will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in August. 

The other two winners were Michael Liu of Toronto and Naman Siddique of Calgary. 

Posted: Jun 30, 2014

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