Chicago Brain Bee Winner Places Fifth at the National Brain Bee
Friday, 25 March 2016

After three days of intense competition, Cisco Vlahakis of Northside College Prep High School and winner of the Chicago Brain Bee at University of Illinois at Chicago, placed fifth at the 2016 USA Brain Bee Championship in Baltimore, Maryland. The Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for teenagers.  A record fifty-six Chapter winners from 35 states around the country competed at the University of Maryland in Baltimore on March 18th, 19th and 20th.

The Brain Bee tests a student’s knowledge of the human brain, including such topics as intelligence, emotions, memory, sleep, vision, hearing, sensations, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism, schizophrenia, addictions, brain research and many others. The USA Championship competition involves a neuroanatomy laboratory practical exam with real human brains, patient diagnosis involving face-to-face interactions with patient actors, MRI brain imaging analysis, brain histology, and a final question and answer component.

The Society of Neuroscience Chicago Chapter is very proud of our neuroscience representative, and wish him the best of luck in his future scientific endeavors!