Skull Anatomy Mnemonic (1/3): Bone Tutorial- Neurocranium: Sphenoid Ethmoid Parietal Temporal Bones

Skull Anatomy Mnemonic (1/3): Bone Tutorial- Neurocranium: Sphenoid Ethmoid Parietal Temporal Bones


The skull is divided into “brain bones”
and “face bones.” The brain bones are remembered by: OF PEST. The occipital bone is at the back of the skull.
At the back of your mind, you worry about your “occupation.” The frontal bone is the bone that is at the..er,
front… of the brain. PEST goes “P”… “E”… “S”…
“T”. The parietal bones help form the roof above
the brain. ETHanol -has a distinct SMELL.
The ETHmoid bone is by the NOSE. The sphenoid bone looks like a bat.
If you know superheroes, you’ll remember “super humanoid” vs “bat – humanoid” The body of the bat-bone helps make the floor
of the brain, so is best seen with the “top of the skull”
chopped off. The wings of the bat can be seen at the sides
of the skull. This is part of the “left wing” of the
“sphenoid bone.” The temporal bones are around where you would
you massage your “temples” for a headache. The pair of temporal bones are easy to distinguish
from the pair of parietal bones when you remember that ESTO makes the floor
of the brain. Our next tutorial covers the facial bones
of the skull – and visit HelpHippo.com for free anatomy flashcards. Help Hippo – Better than learning from Wikipedia

8 thoughts on “Skull Anatomy Mnemonic (1/3): Bone Tutorial- Neurocranium: Sphenoid Ethmoid Parietal Temporal Bones”

  1. I learned "PEST OF (6)" (like "best of 6" – and (6) because there are (6) neurocranial bones in the skull) – I like that yours omits "6" (since who needs clutter in a mnemonic) And your description of the (complex shape) sphenoid bone is excellent.

  2. +HelpHippo You literally just saved me from failing my quiz tomorrow in my heathcare class! Is their anyway you can post video #3?

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