Have coronavirus lockdowns made us more forgetful? California scientists launch study to test whether isolation and anxiety while staying home have impaired our memories

Researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) are launching a study to examine if lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have impacted memory. … Dr Michael Yassa, director of the UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, told The Wall Street Journal people use cues to form and recall memories. … Dr Yassa told The Journal his team will look at how social isolation of the pandemic lockdown has affected memory, mood and emotions.