How do you remember the cranial nerves sensory or motor?

How do you remember the cranial nerves sensory or motor?

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  1. S: sensory (olfactory nerve – CN I)
  2. S: sensory (optic nerve – CN II)
  3. M: motor (oculomotor nerve – CN III)
  4. M: motor (trochlear nerve – CN IV)
  5. B: both (trigeminal nerve – CN V)

What about a mnemonic for if a CN is sensory motor or both?

There are many mnemonics for learning the cranial nerves’ names (e.g., “Oh Oh Oh To Touch And Feel Very Good Velvet — Ah, Heaven!”) and classification as sensory, motor, or both (e.g., “Some Say Money Matters, But My Brother Says Big Brains Matter More”).

What are the 12 cranial nerves and functions mnemonics?


  • O: olfactory nerve (CN I)
  • O: optic nerve (CN II)
  • O: oculomotor nerve (CN III)
  • T: trochlear nerve (CN IV)
  • T: trigeminal nerve(CN V)
  • A: abducens nerve (CN VI)
  • F: facial nerve (CN VII)
  • A: auditory (or vestibulocochlear) nerve (CN VIII)

What is the 12 cranial nerves?

The 12 Cranial Nerves

  • I. Olfactory nerve.
  • II. Optic nerve.
  • III. Oculomotor nerve.
  • IV. Trochlear nerve.
  • V. Trigeminal nerve.
  • VI. Abducens nerve.
  • VII. Facial nerve.
  • VIII. Vestibulocochlear nerve.

What are the 12 cranial nerves and functions in order?

What are 12 pairs of cranial nerves?

In higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds, mammals) there are 12 pairs of cranial nerves: olfactory (CN I), optic (CN II), oculomotor (CN III), trochlear (CN IV), trigeminal (CN V), abducent (or abducens; CN VI), facial (CN VII), vestibulocochlear (CN VIII), glossopharyngeal (CN IX), vagus (CN X), accessory (CN XI), and …

What is a mnemonic song?

A mnemonic is a tool that helps us remember certain facts or large amounts of information. They can come in the form of a song, rhyme, acronym, image, phrase, or sentence. Mnemonics help us remember facts and are particularly useful when the order of things is important.

What are the twelve cranial nerves?

What are the twelve pairs of cranial nerves?

Where are the 12 cranial nerves located?

The cranial nerves are 12 pairs of nerves that can be seen on the ventral (bottom) surface of the brain. Some of these nerves bring information from the sense organs to the brain; other cranial nerves control muscles; other cranial nerves are connected to glands or internal organs such as the heart and lungs.

What is the easiest way to learn cranial nerves?

Watch my teaching video (below) on how to remember them

  • Take the Quiz on Cranial Nerves
  • Memorize the illustration of the cranial nerves below
  • Print off this article for reference
  • How to memorize cranial nerves?

    Memorize the functions of cranial nerves five through eight. The trigeminal nerve handles sensations from the face and mouth and also controls the muscles responsible for chewing. The abducens nerve controls eye movement, and the facial nerve controls the facial muscles, tear glands and salivary glands.

    What cranial nerves are completely sensory?

    Only cranial nerves I and II are purely sensory and are responsible for the sense of smell and vision (optic nerve II). The rest of the cranial nerves contain both afferent and efferent fibres and are therefore referred to as the mixed cranial nerves.

    Which cranial nerves are sensory only?

    Actually, there are three cranial nerves that are completely sensory: Olfactory nerve, Optic nerve and the Vestibulocohlear nerve.