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Battle of the Brains

January 23 and 24, 2021


The Battle of the Brains is a weekend-long virtual competition devoted to stimulating one’s knowledge of interdisciplinary neuroscience concepts, including but not limited to neuroethics, cognitive neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroeconomics, cultural neuroscience, criminal and forensic psychology, neurosurgery, and the neuroscience of visual art and music. No prior experience is necessary and the event is 100% free to attend! Participants will form a team of 3-4 students in their age bracket (middle school, high school, or undergraduate) to collaborate on unlocking interdisciplinary trivia modules. Any students above the age of 13 years are welcome to attend and compete--prizes will be announced soon! This event is the perfect place to explore the vast breadth of neuroscience in a casual setting while meeting fellow brain enthusiasts.


  • Who can register to compete in the Battle of the Brains?

    • Any middle school, high school, or undergraduate student aged 13 years or older is welcome to register and attend!

  • Where is the conference being hosted?

    • Online/virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Is there a registration fee for the event?

    • Nope! The event is absolutely free! No payment of any kind involved thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and the efforts of the organizing team.

  • How can I support the symposium?
    • We would love it if you could share about the symposium on social media (tag us!) and let friends and family know! If you are able to financially support us with logistical costs, please consider donating to Simply Neuroscience, a fiscally sponsored 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • I'm interested in attending but cannot attend due to a schedule conflict/time zone difference. How can I still take part?

    • We are in the works of figuring out recording the sessions and will try our best to include as many presentations and educational content portions of the conference on our YouTube channel (Simply Neuroscience) as well. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out!

  • Is it okay if I cannot attend the entire event?

    • Absolutely! You are not required to attend every single session and your registration is not binding.

  • What types of sessions will be happening?

    • Research presentations from guest speakers, virtual networking sessions, interactive workshops, and more!

  • How can I receive updates about the Intercollegiate Research Symposium and stay in the loop?

    • Follow @simplyneuroscience on Instagram and subscribe to the Simply Neuroscience newsletter.

  • Whom should I contact if I have any other questions?​

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