Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Brain Awareness Video Contest!
- 1st Place: "What are Optogenetics?"
Alison Caldwell, a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego, and Micah Caldwell won $1,000 and a trip to this year’s SfN annual meeting in Washington, DC, for their video.
- 2nd Place: "Connecting the Dots"
Lotte Stemerding, a graduate student in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, and her mentor Sophie Scott, a professor at the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, won $500 for their video.
- 3rd Place: "How to Wiggle Your Toes"
Matthew Sugrim, a recent college graduate from the United Kingdom, won $250 for his video. He worked with SfN member Cheryl Hawkes of the Open University.
- Honorable Mention: "Without Your Cerebellum"
Taylor Joel Woodward, a post-baccalaureate research assistant at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, submitted a video about the importance of the cerebellum.
- People's Choice: "Binocular Rivalry—Competition, Connection, and Consciousness"
Anirudh Kathirvel, a secondary student at Haileybury College, won $500 for his video. He worked with SfN member Trichur R Vidyasagar, a professor at the University of Melbourne.
About the 2018 Contest:
Submissions for the 2018 video contest are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted!
Explain a neuroscience concept so that a broad audience can understand the wonders of the brain and mind. Anyone can enter! Work with a member of the Society for Neuroscience to produce an educational video and sponsor your contest submission entry. The online entry form can only be submitted by a member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).
Local members of the Society for Neuroscience are waiting to be contacted for outreach activities. Find a member in the 'Find a Neuroscientist' database.
The first place winner receives $1,000 and a trip to Neuroscience 2018 in San Diego, CA.
View the top videos from previous years and read the rules and regulations.
Visit BrainFacts.org/bavc for more details.