Actually it is fashioned after a game show and takes place every year, the brains with the brains at the annual meeting.  This has been taking place for a number of years, and I wonder, is there a “Cardio Bowl” in the making?   I can guess as we are getting  more complex with our knowledge, so go the questions.  BD 

One of the highlights of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology is "Neurobowl," a competition modeled after TV quiz imageshows.

Like a quiz show, Neurobowl awards points for answering questions quickly and accurately, and subtracts points for wrong answers. The tougher the question, the higher the point value. 

Panelists are asked to diagnose perplexing neurological conditions, based on symptoms, video clips, X-rays, etc. Every so often, the host will toss out a pop culture question with a medical angle. For example: On the old TV doctor show, who played the title role of Dr. Ben Casey? (Answer: Vince Edwards.)

And there's the occasional oddball question -- like the one about the dog with the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis.

"You have to have a good sense of humor," Biller said. "It's entertainment."

What do neurologists do for entertainment? They will play 'Neurobowl'


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