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Chapter Four: Neurons, Hormones and the Brain

Mnemonic Device to Remember the Functions of the Hypothalamus


Mating as one of the 4 F's?


One way that students have attempted to remember the survival functions of the hypothalamus is to create the 4 F's Mnemonic:

Feeding
Fighting
Fleeing
Mating

"Mating doesn't really begin with an 'F', Web Wizard"? O.K. it's not really "mating" but I'll bet you'll remember this function for any exam you might have. The use of the "4 f's" is the clever application of a mnemonic device that we will discuss in the chapter on memory. But since this is a chapter that is in need of all the help you can get in memorizing factoids, to Chapter 7

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