Cranial Nerves are little buggers. They’re one of those things that you need to study and study and study and repeat, and then actually have to recall when in a real-life patient situation. (GCS is also on of those things.)
Fortunately, there are many mnemonics to remind us of the cranial nerves and their functions.
…the most memorable ones are rather uncouth. What can I say… Medical Students have an affinity for crude mnmenonics, it seems. Give us a break, it’s a coping mechanism.
You will understand that
“On Old Olympus’ Towering Top, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops”
is not really memorable, although it is most certainly decent.
If you are looking for some memorable mnemonics, check out the wiki for it here.
Disclaimer: We regret we cannot take responsibility for minds defiled.