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Treasure Hunt #7 - now CLOSED!

Treasure Hunt #8 - Now OPENED

Treasure -- Treasure -- Treasure

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 #7 is now CLOSED!. A new hunt has started: TREASURE HUNT #8.

[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.


Treasure Hunt #7 is more difficult than any of the previous hunts. Here are the questions:

  1. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped. What is another name for a stroke?
  2. Name one type of hallucinogenic mushroom.
  3. Name one type of neuroanatomical technique used to study the nervous system.
  4. What is the name of organ that a snake uses to detect smells and tastes? Hint: the organ is located in two pits in the roof of a snake's mouth.
  5. What is one safety tip that can be used to protect your eyes.
  6. Name one type of sensory receptor ending found in the skin.
  7. Some people who suffer damage to the temporal lobe lose their ability to recognize and identify familiar faces. What is the name of this disorder?
  8. Name one similarity and one difference between the brain and a computer.
  9. What is the only multicellular animal that does not have a nervous system? Hint: it is a type of invertebrate.
  10. During a "split brain" operation, what brain structure is cut?

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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