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It’s not just you — we are all more forgetful during the pandemic, experts say. Here’s how to fix it

CNN, Feb. 3, 2022

February 3, 2022

It’s not just you — we are all more forgetful during the pandemic, experts say. Here’s how to fix it

Contrary to how some people might imagine it, capturing a memory isn’t like taking a picture of a moment. It can often be impacted by the context of the situation, Michael Yassa, a professor of neurobiology, told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the podcast Chasing Life. Pandemic living can make it much more difficult to form a memory at all, let alone call it back when we need it, said Yassa, director of the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine.