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The pandemic blurred our sense of time, and getting back to normal won’t be easy, say experts

CBC Radio, April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

The pandemic blurred our sense of time, and getting back to normal won’t be easy, say experts

The phenomenon has a name all its own: Blur’s Day — or if you want to get technical, “temporal disintegration,” according to Alison Holman, who has studied how the pandemic has affected people’s perception of time. “You just kind of lose the continuity from past, present [and] future, and you’re just kind of living in the moment, day to day,” said Holman, a professor at the University of California, Irvine school of nursing. Holman led a team of researchers that surveyed more than 6,500 Americans about their mental health in the spring and fall of 2020. [Starts 9:45]