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!

199 thoughts on “Episode 72 (video): Memorize the Parts of the Brain

  1. Oh wow you’d are amazing! Imwas freaking out about this test on the brain and I’m so much more confident now. Keep making videos, u rock man

  2. This video was great! It really helped me on a lot of the vocab I need to remember. Thank you! Now when I take the test, it’ll be a no-brainer… Har har har. (;

  3. Thank you soooo much for this!! I have an upcoming anatomy exam and I just could not get this stuff into my brain; now I know it all!! Thank you! :)

  4. I am going back to school after 20 years! My memory is shot and this is a great way for me to get back in the swing of things and learn. Thankyou!

  5. Monica: your memory isn’t “shot”! I’m sure it’s fine. But mnemonics are a fun way to remember things. Congrats to you for coming back to school. I hope the site continues to be helpful.

  6. 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!!! :)

  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  9. 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!

  10. 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?


  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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!!!

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

  15. 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!

  16. Michael,

    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.

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

  18. 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!


  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

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

  27. 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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