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Treasure Hunt #10

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TREASURE HUNT #10 is now CLOSED! Please try Treasure Hunt #11

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.

[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 #10 is all about the history of brain research. Here are the questions:

  1. In what year did Leonardo da Vinci produce a wax cast of human ventricles?
  2. In what year did Roger Sperry win the Nobel Prize for his work about the right and left hemispheres of the brain
  3. In what year did Phineas Gage suffer a brain injury?
  4. What are the dates for Brain Awareness Week in 2013?
  5. What was the decade starting in 1990 named by U.S. President George Bush?
  6. What neuroscientific phrase has been given to name the decade between 2010 and 2020?
  7. When was the US Pure Food and Drug Act passed?
  8. In what year was the National Institutes of Health established?
  9. Who were the first two neuroscientists to receive a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine?
  10. What document contains the first written record of the word "brain"? Hint: the word is NOT in English!

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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