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Lost your sense of time during the pandemic? You’re not alone

Daily Pilot, Aug. 27, 2022

August 27, 2022

Lost your sense of time during the pandemic? You’re not alone

Researchers at UC Irvine say this phenomenon — temporal disintegration — is the result of the pandemic and the collective, unaddressed trauma caused by it, in addition to other challenges that came with 2020: unemployment, financial downturns, supply shortages, death, loss, global warming, political polarization and major social upheaval. E. Alison Holman, a professor of nursing at the university, said in a recent interview she’s been studying the relationship between trauma and the perception of time for decades.