PISCATAWAY, NJ High school students can prove their brain power by competing in the 2019 Central New Jersey Regional Brain Bee. 

Modeled after a traditional spelling bee, the Brain Bee is a live question-and-answer competition where students are quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system.

There is no cost to participate. The contest, which is open to all public and private New Jersey high school students in grades 9 through 12, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School here. .

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Advance registration is required. To compete in the Brain Bee and for rules and details, visit the website.

All competition questions are derived from the book “Brain Facts,” published by the Society for Neuroscience, which can be downloaded for free from the Society’s website.

The Central New Jersey Brain Bee contest is one of many scheduled throughout the world leading up to the International Brain Bee. The regional contest is organized and judged by local members of the Society for Neuroscience, an international organization of scientists and physicians.

The top three finishers will receive cash prizes and the first place winner will receive an expense-paid trip for two to compete in the USA Brain Bee Championship in April at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.