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Great going: Krithi
Great going: Krithi

MUGDHA VARIYAR

Meet the first Indian National Brain Bee Champion.

BANGALOREKrithi C. Sundaram, Std. XI student of National Public school, Indiranagar is the first Indian National Brain Bee Champion. She will now represent India at the 2008 International Championship to be held in Canada in May.

Tough going

Says Krithi: “The competition has been an extraordinary learning experience for all the participants, what with expert neurologists enlightening us about the various aspects of the human brain.” Her preparations for the competition involved studying books and online material on brain facts and neuroscience. Biology being her core subject, this competition has further strengthened her interest, particularly in the neurosciences. “Neurosciences could be a future prospect, with Biology being a sure career guideline,” says Krithi.

The International Brain Bee is a three level (regional, national and international) question and answer competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students envisioned and founded by Dr. Norbert Myslinski, Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, U.S. The contest aims to enlighten students about sensory perceptions, sleep, emotions, intellect, memory, brain imaging, neuroscience research, and dysfunctions such as stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism.


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