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 Brain Bee. Every year, National Brain Bees send one representative to compete at the International Brain Bee world championship.




Competitors Annually


Represented Countries

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Interview with IBB Chair
June 3, 2020

Neuroscience Quarterly: What was your first interaction with the IBB? Jaime Diaz-Granados Jaime Diaz-Granados Jaime Diaz-Granados: My first interaction with the IBB was during my first year at the APA when I was serving as the Chief Education Officer. A colleague told me that we hosted the IBB World Championships …

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Cancellation of 2020 IBB World Championship
April 6, 2020

After careful consideration of the global impact of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the IBB Board of Directors decided to fully cancel the 2020 IBB World Championship in Washington, DC. Our top priority in making this difficult decision was the health and safety of our Brain Bee community. The IBB …

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2019 IBB World Championship Winners Announced
Sept. 23, 2019

We are delighted to announce seventeen-year old Yidou Weng from China as the winner of the 2019 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship held in conjunction with the 10 th World Congress of Neuroscience of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) in Daegu, Korea. Second prize winner is nineteen-year old …

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