How I Remember the 12 Cranial Nerves

  1. Now, we have all heard of the "On Old Olympus" bit as well as the X-rated methods for remembering the 12 cranial nerves, but the one that I use kinda sticks with me for some reason so I thought that I'd share it with you guys. Here goes:

    One of our two timing adults found very good values at home.

    Also, 3, 4, and 6 make eyes do tricks. You only have 1 nose, so that is olfactory. 5 fills the face and makes you taste. 7 moves the face. 8 fills the ear, so it's acoustic. 9 and 10 on the chin. 11 and 12 stick out your tongue, and then you're done.

    I hope that this helps someone. I found it very useful this week in my neuro/mental status assessment.
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  3. by   helen09
    and to remember whether CN's are sensory (S), motor (M) or both (B):
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  4. by   sunnychris
    Thanks that was cool, after reading once I can remember 3.
  5. by   Claire825
    I have my own way to remember the cranial nerves. It might be confusing to some but I like it since it uses more than just the first letter of the pneumonic (with the "oh oh oh" I got the order of the first three nerves confused)...

    Singing-Spinal Accesory

    Maybe there's another person like me who might find this useful.
  6. by   northmississippi
    make sure you know the ones that have to do with swallowing and tongue movement, those are the ones that may affect taking meds po.