Pinky & the Brain's neuroanatomy song

Update: Below are the lyrics for the song.

Verse 1:

Neocortex, frontal lobe,

Brain stem, brain stem,

Hippocampus, neural node,

Right hemisphere,

Pons and cortex visual,

Brain stem, brain stem,

Sylvian fissure, pineal,

Left hemisphere,

Cerebellum left, cerebellum right,

Synapse, hypothalamus,

Striatum, dendrite.

Verse 2:

Axon fibres, matter gray,

Brain stem, brain stem,

Central tegmental pathway,

Temporal lobe,

White ---?--- matter, forebrain, skull,

Brain stem, brain stem,

Central fissure, cord spinal,


Pia mater, meningeal vein,

Medulla oblongata and lobe limbic,


The brain!

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My five year old loves pinky and the brain. I mean really, really loves it. He will randomly sing the theme song and it's one of the few songs he knows well enough to sing flawlessly every time. . .He is now very fond of this blog.

That was very funny. Do brains really look like that?

By the five year … (not verified) on 02 Sep 2007 #permalink

DuWayne - I'm so pleased your son likes my blog. Brains do look like that, and the anatomy in this clip is very accurate.

I'm so making my class watch this today. Brilliant.

No shout out for my buddy the raphe nucleus? For shame!

YES!! Huge 'Pinky and the Brain' fan and you just made my day. Poink!

By RamblinDude (not verified) on 03 Sep 2007 #permalink

I was trying to explain that I'm pretty certain that it was accurate, but after explaining that you are studying neurology and what neurology is, he insisted on asking.

I just found my study aid.

hey! im doing this project for school and would like to know if anyone knows where i can find the exact lyrics for this song? it would be very helpful, thank you

White core matter?

Thanks, i needed that. I am fairly sure he says "white core matter" as in white matter makes up most of the core regions of the brain.

By Aaron Kralik (not verified) on 06 Oct 2007 #permalink

It sounds to me like he says "White core matter."

Thanks for this! I have a large collection of Animaniacs/Pink and the Brain songs on disc, but haven't seen many of the videos. Pinky and the Brain and all of the Animaniacs "universe" was one of the few "kids" cartoons that I could stand to watch, and I am proud to say that my kids liked them enough to avoid the whole "Barney" phase.

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

I think so, dotk, but isn't Regis Philbin already married?


My sister - a pre-med student - honestly used this song to study for several tests. She aced 'em. ^_^