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How to cope if you’re suffering from ‘pandemic brain’

Men’s Health UK, July 2, 2021

July 2, 2021

How to cope if you’re suffering from ‘pandemic brain’

“It’s going to take us some time to recover from it,” says Mike Yassa, the director of the UC Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and the UCI Brain Initiative, in an interview with The Guardian. Yassa goes on to explain that the pandemic hasn’t merely been a single stressful event, we’ve been hit with stressors from all angles and disruptions in our physical activity, daily rhythms, and routines certainly haven’t helped. “We didn’t get here overnight,” he adds.