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How to Remember the Brain Memorization Mnemonics
The Four Lobes “Freud Tore his Pants Off” F = Frontal T = Temporal P = Parietal O = Occipital
Frontal Lobe Open the front door to your brain and surprise Einstein (a complex thinker) is there!
Temporal Lobe Bounce to the tempo of your favorite music. This is where auditory processing takes place.
Parietal Lobe A Piranha bites you on the top of your head, where your parietal lobe is located and would process the pain
Occipital Lobe Octopus with eyes that process visual info on its tentacles instead of suckers
THE REST OF THE BRAIN
Parts of the BRAIN STEM “Pavlov’s Really Freaking Mad!” • Pons • Reticular Formation • Medulla
PONS • Put a “d” in “pons” = PONDS • PONDS are relaxing to take a nap by • Pons = part of the brain that regulates waking and relaxing
RETICULAR FORMATION • Imagine someone tickled you while you were sleeping – you would wake up quickly! • Reticular Formation: involved in motivation and alertness.
MEDULLA • Imagine someone wearing an Olympic medal around their neck • Medulla: regulates the heart and lungs
HIPPO CAMPUS • Imagine a hippo wandering around a college campus, trying to figure out how to get to class • The Hippocampus is involved in MEMORY (and getting the hippo where he needs to go)
AMGYDALA • “MGY” rhymes with “WIG” • Think of a Halloween costume with a WIG that would scare a child • Amygdala associates emotion with memories, including fear
THAL AMUS • Picture traffic cops Hal and Amos directing information • Thalamus relays information from the body to different parts of the brain for processing Dancing Traffic Cop
CEREBELLUM • Imagine yourself trying to balance a bell on top of your head • Cerebellum is involved in helping you maintain balance
HYPOTHALAMUS • “Hypo the Llamas” • Imagine using a hypodermic needle to spray water on llamas, cooling them down • Hypothalamus regulates body’s metabolic processes, such as hunger, thirst, and body temperature