The Neuroscience Competition for Teens

The International Brain Bee was founded in 1998 by Dr. Norbert Myslinski with a mission to build better brains to fight brain disorders. Since its inception, the International Brain Bee has inspired thousands of students to study and pursue careers in neuroscience. The International Brain Bee promotes student engagement with neuroscience through a three-tiered competition: students start by signing up for a Local Brain Bee, the winners of which compete in their country's National/Regional Brain Bee. Every year, National/Regional Brain Bees send one representative to compete at the International Brain Bee world championship.




Competitors Annually


Represented Countries

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Start a Brain Bee Near You!
Dec. 9, 2018

Starting a Brain Bee in your community is an excellent way to get involved with outreach and promote youth neuroscience education in your community. The Society for Neuroscience has prepared an article with helpful tips for running a Brain Bee. The article is accessible here.

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2018 Winners Announced
July 8, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Poland is the winner of the 2018 International Brain Bee Championship, announced at the FENS Forum 2018. We are delighted to announce eighteen-year-old Piotr Oleksy from Krakow (Poland) as the winner of this year's International Brain Bee (IBB) Championship held in conjunction with Europe's ...

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Launch of IBB Organization
May 12, 2018

Five major organizations dedicated to brain research and education have come together to support the formal establishment of the International Brain Bee organization (IBB), as a non-profit educational organization. The primary goal of the IBB is to motivate students to learn about the brain and to inspire them to pursue ...

IBB Governing Partners