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Treasure Hunt #8 - now CLOSED!

Treasure Hunt #9 - 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 #8 is CLOSED!

[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 #8 is more difficult than any of the previous hunts. Here are the questions:

  1. Name one type of neurophysiological technique used to study the nervous system.
  2. What part of the body do crickets use to hear?
  3. Name one way to keep your brain healthy.
  4. Who wrote the following poem:
    The Brain-is wider than the Sky-
    For-put them side by side-
    The one the other will contain
    With ease-and You-beside.
  5. The "cauda equina" is where nerves branch out at the base of the spinal cord. What do the words "cauda equina" mean?
  6. Name one neuroscientist who has won the Nobel Prize.
  7. What neurological disease did American playwright Eugene O'Neill probably have?
  8. What is the scientific name for the tobacco plant?
  9. Name one of the three forms of spina bifida.
  10. Most mammals have seven neck bones (cervical vertebrae). Name one mammal with SIX cervival vertebrae and one mammal with NINE cervical vertebrae.

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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