It’s not just you — late-stage pandemic is turning us into forgetful basketcases

“We’re all walking around with some mild cognitive impairment,” Mike Yassa, a [professor and] neuroscientist at UC Irvine told The Atlantic. “Based on everything we know about the brain, two of the things that are really good for it are physical activity and novelty. A thing that’s very bad for it is chronic and perpetual stress.”