Internet Neuroscience Treasure Hunt

Treasure -- Treasure -- Treasure

Do I have your attention now? Here is a contest, a game, a challenge.

This hunt is now CLOSED.

Your job is to find the following objects somewhere (anywhere) on the Internet. Some of the items can be found right here in these pages of "Neuroscience for Kids". Email me where you have found them. What you need to find is the address (the URL - Uniform Resource Locator) of these items. You know...those funny "" type things.

For example, if the question is "Find a TV show about science", one answer could be:

Bill Nye the Science Guy at

See? It's easy! If you send me the correct answers to the questions, you will win the Golden Neuron Award. What is the Golden Neuron Award you ask? It is NOT fame, fortune and a new car. The Golden Neuron Award () is recognition on a special page that I will set-up that lists you as the winner of the Golden Neuron Award. If all goes well, this will be a weekly (or monthly) contest.

This first contest is open right now...

[email] Send your answers to me (Eric H. Chudler) at Include whatever information about yourself that you want posted on this page (name, grade, school, age). If you don't want your name posted, just say so.

This hunt will close on May 31, new answers will be accepted after May 31! A new neuroscience treasure hunt has begun.

OK, are the questions. Where can you find:

  1. A picture of a human brain.
  2. A University laboratory that does neuroscience research.
  3. The name of a movie with the word "brain" in it.
  4. A picture of a human PET (positron emission tomography) image
  5. A picture of a human MRI (Magnetic Resonance Image)
  6. The names of Nobel Prize winning neuroscientists
  7. An organization that is involved with some neurological disorder
  8. A U.S. government agency that sponsors neuroscience research
  9. A Department of Neurosurgery (or Neurological Surgery)
  10. A Department of Psychology
Can you find the Internet locations for these 10 things? If so, go for the gold...the Golden Neuron Award, that is. There are plenty of "correct answers" for each question. Explore the WWW...use "search engines" like Yahoo or Altavista if you want.

By the way, there are already several winners - check out the Golden Neuron Award Page for some of the's not too late for you to send in your could be a winner too!

Send your answers to me (Eric H. Chudler) at


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