Format of the Competition
The Ottawa Brain Bee tries to follow a format similar to the CIHR National Brain Bee to help our winner be well prepared for the National competition. The 2017 Ottawa Brain bee will consist of Multiple Choice questions, a Neuroanatomy Bell-Ringer round, a rapid-fire multiple choice question round and a Patient Diagnosis component.
All the questions during the oral and multiple-choice question part of the competition will be drawn from resources listed for the National Brain Bee
Other resources from our training sessions can be found here:
- A 13-week recommended study plan for independent study. If you start your preparation no later than Mid-December, you will be ready for the intensive review in April!
- Neurological Disorders - a quick primer with links to full symptoms - in order to diagnose their neurological conditions, you will interview 3-5 "mock patients" who can answer "yes", "no", or "I don't know". Participants will have 4 minutes with each patient. Note: There will be 13 possible disorders to choose from: bipolar disorder, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, schizophrenia, stroke, Tourette Syndrome, neurological AIDS, chronic pain, depression, and autism.
- Neuroanatomy - a primer on Neuroanatomy - there will be 10 pictures of actual brain sections and participants will have to either Name or identify the Function of the indicated brain region.
- Mock Questions - a sample of the type of multiple choice questions that will be presented in the first part of the Brain Bee.
- *NEW* - Mini Video tutorial on the ACTION POTENTIAL
- Anatomy explorer
- Interactive 3D Brain Model - False colour but a good place to start to get to know the brain
- Digital Anatomist Project (Click on the button labelled "Click for Atlas" to see actual tissue sections)
- *NEW* Video lesson (animated) on parts of the Limbic System
- Coronal Sections
- Horizontal Sections
- Neuroanatomy Tutorial - High quality images of Saggital, Coronal and Transverse sections
- Links to Saggital, Axial(horizontal) and Coronal section views
- *NEW* Video analysis and explanation of actual tissue - Brain Stem and Cerebellum
- *NEW* Video dissection of human brain from UBC - with descriptions of each antatomical component
- *NEW* Video of Full Brain dissection (long)
- *NEW* Video of Dissection and excellent description of the Meninges
- *NEW* Video dissection of Cerebellum and Brain stem
- *NEW* Video dissection and discussion of the Limbic System including Hypothalamus, Thalamus, Mammilary bodies, and hippocampus
- *NEW* A great summary page for Neuroanatomy - contains both function and location
- *NEW* Image showing where Hypothalamus is relative to Mammilary bodies
- *NEW Great Neuroanatomy Flashcard set at Quizlet
Ottawa Brain Bee 2017 Registration form - Registration must be submitted in person, with a refundable registration fee of $20 by April 26th.
Information about the National Brain Bee can be found on the official CIHR Canadian National Brain Bee site.