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LAMP student wins 2nd place in 2014 USA National Brain Bee

Venkata Macha (Coutesy: Montgomery Public Schools) Venkata Macha (Coutesy: Montgomery Public Schools)

LAMP student Venkata Macha has won second place at the 2014 USA National Brian Bee Championship held recently in Baltimore, Maryland!

The Montgomery Public School system says Macha was among a record 48 regional winners from around the country who competed in the championship hosted by the University of Maryland, March 14-16.

The event coincided with National Brain Awareness Week. 

The Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for high school students. It 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 with microscopes, and a final question and answer component with judges.

The International Brain Bee (IBB) was founded 15 years ago by Dr. Norbert Myslinski. His organization has expanded to 150 chapters in 30 countries in 6 continents. Home for the IBB is a foundation he created called MIND, Inc. (Mankind for International Neuroscience Development, Inc).

Its purpose is "to motivate young men and women to learn about the brain, and inspire them to consider careers in basic and clinical neurosciences." He says "We need them to treat and find cures for the more than 1000 neurological and psychological disorders including Alzheimer's, Autism, and Addictions."

ON THE WEB: www.internationalbrainbee.com

INFORMATION SOURCE: Montgomery Public Schools

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