By: Kelli María Korducki | I have ‘pandemic brain’. Will I ever be able to concentrate again? | Neuroscience | The Guardian
When lockdown hit, I became distracted, unfocused – and overwhelmed. But there are ways to recover
I can pinpoint the exact moment that I realized my brain was still broken from the pandemic.
A few weeks ago, while riding the train, I decided to send off a few overdue email replies. Fast forward 45 minutes, and there I was: sitting cross-legged on my destination platform, email forgotten, frantically toggling between tabs. It was, by now, a grimly familiar experience of my pandemic-era cognitive performance.
We must have resembled kidnap survivors released from subterranean bunkers, relearning how to navigate the outside world