Episode 72 (video): Memorize the Parts of the Brain


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Memorize the parts of the brain once and for all! If you need to memorize the parts of the brain and what they do, then here are some mnemonic devices to help you remember the parts of the brain (including the lobes of the brain). You will never forget the anatomy of the brain after this. Even if you’re not interested in the brain, this is how to improve your memory: use imagery – and preferably funny and unusual images that will stick in your mind. Using this approach will be successful in memorizing parts of the brain. If you’re looking for psychology mnemonics, this website is the place.

Hundreds of thousands of students have used these mnemonics to improve their test scores on the brain, neuron, neurotransmitters and the different types of brain scans.
These 10 mnemonics plus 25 more are available on all mobile devices!



  1. Caroline says

    Thank you so much! This video was INVALUABLE! I am studying for my AP Psych midterm exam for Wednesday, and I was having a really difficult time memorizing the parts of the brain, Not only was your video really helpful and informative, it was also really really funny and entertaining! As I was studying, I was laughing so loudly that my mom actually came into the room, wondering if I was actually studying or not. When I showed her that I was, she couldn’t believe it because she had no idea studying could be so fun. Thank you so much. This video is the best. I think I’m going to show it to my teacher! Keep up the amazing work!!! :)

  2. Bethan says

    Thank you so much for making this video, it was really funny. All the information is in the memory bank now, I’m sure it’ll stay in there too! I need to use mnemonics much more than I do.

  3. Heather Anderson says

    With my dyslexia this is the only way I can learn.
    Thank you. For hippocampus I think do a hippo running around the school campus (learning ) trying to remember where his next class is (spatial and memory).

  4. Jordan says

    Incredible! A million thanks! I had to pause the video a couple of times to laugh, but I will never forget those terms in all of my life! I’ll always have my hippo with a campus close to my heart of medals! good work!

  5. Laura Fisher says

    Would you explain to me why in your description of the brain you do not include a mnemonic for the cerebrum? How could I explain this to my students?


  6. Michael says

    Laura: Hmm…I suppose I don’t cover the term cerebrum because that term is pretty synonymous with all four lobes of the brain. From wikipedia: “The cerebrum comprises what most people think of as the “brain.”” Most of the time I find, people use the term cerebral cortex instead of cerebrum.

  7. Anonymous says

    Thank-you! I think you are incredibly generous for offering such assistance – you’re making learning easier and fun for many, many people. Cheers, Donna

  8. Donna says

    I was just thinking – it would be wonderful if you would please make additional videos like this one to assist us with remembering even more parts of the brain (not to mention the great entertainment value)!
    I have using mnemonics since watching your video and coming up with my own word associations. I have found this to be extremely helpful, so thanks again Michael!!!

  9. Katie says

    Thank you SO much!!!! This really hit home and will stick with me forever! (Especially during my next Psychology exam :))

  10. Bre says

    Thank you so much! These make it so much eaiser to remember everything! Anatomy and Physiology was going to be impossible without this!

    Thank you!

  11. Nina says


    I just discovered this website! I absolutely love it!! I listened to one podcast so far, and this is the first video I have watched. This will really help me study in my psychology courses.

  12. Kelli says

    I literally jumped when you screamed at the wig … never will I forget what the amygdala does hahaha

  13. Michael says

    Glad you’re all enjoying the video! Really nice to hear. Don’t forget – there’s an ebook, iphone and Android app with even more mnemonics for the brain, neurotransmitters (Dopamine, GABA, Serotonin and Acetlycholine) and the different types of brain scans (CT, MRI, fMRI, PET)! Check it out here: Brain Mnemonics 2. Support the podcast and memorize all kinds of brain parts in minutes!


  14. Fernando Lozano says

    I always thought of a hippo on campus to remember what the function of the hippocampus was. You would never forget seeing a hippo on campus, memory.

  15. Navpreet says

    OMG!! Thank to sooo much to whoever came up with this!! Made learning the different regions of the brain and their functions much much easier!

  16. bryn Marie says

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its very Awesome………………………….^_^

  17. Bradley says

    Thank you so much for this video. I am studying for my psych exam and had a difficult time trying to remember the functions of different parts of the brain. Great video

  18. says

    This was so great and useful! I shared it with all of my AP Psych class and I can’t imagine them less than loving it! I found it so funny and those bizarre images definitly will stay with me until i make terrible puns out of them in the future, and then some.

  19. Anna Grygiel says

    This is absolutely amazing. PRICELESS. I will most definitely encourage my friends to watch this to study for AP Psych. I also just downloaded the Brain Mnemonics app on my phone. It is incredible! THANK YOU!

  20. Anonymous says

    What did the hippocampus say during its retirement speech?
    “Thanks for the memories.”

    What did parietal say to frontal?
    “I lobe you”
    This video was great fun ,thanks for taking the time to make this !

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  22. Jacy says

    Somebody should hand this guy a Nobel Prize. I’m sure he saved the butts of tons of psy undergrads like myself.

  23. Christina K says

    Thank you so much! I have midterms in 3 days and it was so helpful! You are hilarious!

  24. Naomi Axe says

    This was great! I actually enjoyed watching your video and feel like I learnt in just over 6 minutes what I have been trying to memorise for the past few weeks!


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