“Even prior to the pandemic, there were conflicting ideas concerning whether our attention spans are actually decreasing or not,” says Keiland Cooper, cognitive scientist and neuroscientist at the University of California-Irvine. … Cooper says our attention spans aren’t even the main issue here – but the sheer volume of content with which we’re presented. “More likely is that we have more stress, new demands and are information-overloaded,” Cooper says.
Has COVID destroyed our attention spans?
USA Today, Dec. 22, 2021
December 22, 2021