The first Psych Files mobile device! BrainNmonX is the iPhone and iPod Touch version of the Brain Mnemonics PDF I sell here on The Psych Files website (click here to learn about this PDF).
The BrainNmonX iphone/iPod Touch app contains 25 wacky images that will help you remember the parts and functions of 25 parts of the brain. I use the keyword mnemonics technique to select a small, concrete word from inside of a larger, more abstract word (such as the concrete word "Medal" from the word "Medulla"). I then create a wacky image to help you remember the functions of various parts of the brain. Now you can study for your biopsych test anywhere on your convenient iPhone or iPod Touch!
The Three Modes of the BrainNmonX iPhone App
You learn the parts of the brain by using these wacky images in three ways:
- Study Mode: in this mode each image contains an explanation of the keyword I've chosen for each of the 25 brain parts and how that keyword can be seen in each crazy but memorable image. You can "flip" through each image by either clicking the Next button or simply swipe your finger across the screen from right to left. Use this mode when you're first becoming familiar with the mnemonics.
- Test Yourself Mode: In this mode I ask you a question one at a time about a part of the brain and it's function (ex: "The parietal lobe processes what kind of information?"). You might be able to answer some or most of these questions right away, but if you're not sure, click the Mnemonic Hint button to see the image from Study Mode which should jog your memory. When you think you've got it, click the Next button to see the answer. This mode should help you find out if you really know your stuff.
- Last Minute Review: it's minutes before the test and you're not sure if you've remembered everything. No problem - just take out your BrainNmonX app on your iPhone or iPod Touch and use Last Minute Review to quickly flip through the wacky images and cement the function of each of these 25 brain parts in your mind. You can even use the iPhone's shake feature. Shake the iPhone at any point and you'll get a randomly selected image and question. This will give you that last minute bit of confidence you need going into the test.
Brain Parts Mnemonics found in BrainNmonX for the iPhone:
Lobes of the Brain
- Occipital Lobe
- Parietal Lobe
- Frontal Lobe
- Broca's Area
- Wernicke's Area
- Pineal Gland
- Reticular Formation
BrainNmonX has been carefully tested and should run flawlessly. However, if you have a problem, or would like to provide me with feedback about the app, feel free to contact me Michael AT thepsychfiles DOT com
- Myelin Sheath
- Nodes of Ranvier
- Synaptic Vesicles
- Resting and Action Potential