Most Popular in 2022: Top 10 Countdown

  • Published5 Jan 2023
  • Author Christine Won
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN
2022 in a car mirror via Gerd Altmann

Why am I so fatigued? Why are smoking and drinking so addicting? Why is it so hard for me to pay attention? How does déjà vu work?

In 2022, explored these questions and more. Click on the links below to discover our most popular content for the year!

Top 10 Stories:

  1. Brain Trivia Quiz: Basic Anatomy
    The brain has three main components: the cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum. Each of the different sections have distinct abilities. Test your knowledge of basic brain anatomy.
  2. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Brain
    A traumatizing event such as violence or a pandemic can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can cause anxiety, flashbacks, or intense fear when certain memories are triggered.
  3. ICYMI: Glutamate Buildup in Prefrontal Cortex May Indicate Mental Fatigue
    The reason for your mental fatigue or burnout may lie in what’s building up in your prefrontal cortex.
  4. Mysteries Behind Smoking and Drinking — Why the Addiction?
    The addictive quality of smoking and drinking may be related to triggers for pleasure and relaxation.
  5. Disorders of Attention
    Whether you are in school or at work, paying attention is important. However, several disorders can hinder your ability to do so.
  6. Attention and Focus
    Two types of attention, voluntary and involuntary, determine how much you focus on something.
  7. Let’s Talk About Sex as a Biological Variable
    Research must now take into account different sex variations impacting brain function.
  8. Lab-Grown Mini Brain
    Scientists grew mini brains in the lab to better study the brain and its disorders.
  9. I’ve Seen This Before. Wait I’ve Seen This Before 
    Déjà vus are common, but their mechanisms still remain a mystery.
  10. Hormones, Homeostasis, and Behavior
    The brain plays a key role in regulating hormones and keeping body systems in equilibrium.

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