Most of us are hard-pressed to correctly identify where even the most common body parts are located, according to a study by Lancaster Medical School in England. The researchers asked participants to ID body parts like the spleen, liver and quadriceps on a blank template of the human body. The only part everyone got correctly was the brain. Think you can do better? Take this quiz and find out!
If you're using your cornea, what are you doing?
The outermost layer of the eye, the cornea, was the second-most identified structure by survey respondents (tied with biceps). All parts of the eyes are important, but this particular piece is a major force in helping you focus.
Only 15 percent of study participants knew that the adrenal glands, which regulate hormones like adrenaline and hydrocortisone, are located on top of the kidneys. Most believed them to be in the neck area!
Only 20 percent of those surveyed knew that the spleen, which acts as a blood filter and keeps infection at bay, is located in the upper left quadrant of the abdomen, above the stomach and behind the ribcage.
A football player tears his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). Which part of the body is affected?
This knee injury usually happens to athletes in sports that do lots of sudden changes in direction or stops. The tissue connects the shinbone, also known as the tibia, to the thigh bone (aka the femur).