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Treasure Hunt #11

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TREASURE HUNT #11 is now CLOSED! Please try Treasure Hunt #12.

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


Here were the questions (Note: this contest is now closed, so please try Treasure Hunt #12):

  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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