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Parts of the brain: Learn with diagrams and quizzes

Overwhelmed by the task of learning all the parts of the brain? You’re not alone. The brain structure is certainly a complicated one, with no shortage of anatomical terms to learn. Luckily, help is at hand. Keep reading to discover our top tips for tackling this tricky topic.


Diagrams are the perfect way to get orientated with a structure’s detailed anatomy. Read on to see how we recommend using them.

Labeled brain diagram

First up, have a look at the labeled brain structures on the image below. Try to memorize the name and location of each structure, then proceed to test yourself with the blank brain diagram provided below.

Labeled diagram showing the main parts of the brain

Blank brain diagram (free download!)

Use the arrows and fill-in-the-blank spaces on this diagram to write the name of each brain structure. How many can you remember?

It's not always easy remembering the parts of the brain. Here's how you can quickly and effectively refresh your anatomy knowledge.

If you’re struggling, you might benefit from taking a few quizzes on the anatomy of the brain (see below). These will allow you to identify and work on your weak spots. Alternatively, you can try our flashcards - perfect for learning the parts of the brain, one structure at a time. 

Download PDF Worksheet (blank) Download PDF Worksheet (labeled)

Unlabeled (blank) diagram to be used as a worksheet

Brain flashcards

Flashcards make identifying parts of the brain much easier by honing your active recall skills. But what is active recall, exactly? Essentially, it’s the process of straining your brain to remember previously learned information. In this case - how well you can remember the name and appearance of a brain structure sometime after first having learned it.

Quizzing yourself is essential when it comes to learning anatomy. Our flashcards will help you to learn in half the time!

Use our brain flashcards alongside our quizzes on the anatomy of the brain, and the brain labeling materials outlined above. With this winning combination, you’ll be a master of this topic in no time!

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Learn faster with quizzes

Learn all about brain structure with our interactive quizzes. Alternatively, use them to revise what you already know! From the basal ganglia to the structure of neurons, we’re confident that we’ve got a brain quiz for you.

Did you know? With our quizzes, you can...

  • Choose between english or latin terminology
  • View a structure from multiple angles before choosing your answer
  • Link your anatomy knowledge to clinical scenarios, preparing you for real-life situations
  • Get re-tested on questions you got wrong

What are you waiting for? Browse our brain quizzes below.

And many more neuroanatomy quizzes...

Love this approach to studying? Check out our full guide to learning with human anatomy diagrams and quizzes

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