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Treasure Hunt #11

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

Your job is to find the answers to 10 questions related to the brain and nervous system. All of the answers can be found right here on the pages of "Neuroscience for Kids." Send me an e-mail ( when you have found all of the answers.

It's easy! If you send me the correct answers to all of 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.

Treasure hunt #11 is OPEN right now...

[email] Send your answers to me (Dr. 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.

Winners with the correct answers will be listed on the GOLDEN NEURON AWARD PAGE.


Here are the questions:

  1. Name two different neurotransmitters found in the brain.
  2. What month does Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month take place?
  3. In what year was Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist David Hubel born?
  4. What animal produces the neurotoxin called latrotoxin?
  5. What are the names of the two people who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on the olfactory system?
  6. Name two common signs that someone is having a stroke ("brain attack.")
  7. What is the name of cranial nerve XII?
  8. What is the approximate value (in mV) of neuron's resting potential?
  9. Name one type of sensory receptor ending found in the skin?
  10. What is the name of the disease caused by the loss of dopamine-containing neurons in the substantial nigra of the brain?

Can you answer these questions? If so, go for the gold...the Golden Neuron Award, that is.

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

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