The neuroscience behind why your brain may need time to adjust to 'un-social distancing'

Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here's how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.

Kareem Clark, Postdoctoral Associate in Neuroscience, Virginia Tech • conversation
June 28, 2021 ~8 min

Pregnancy during COVID-19 lockdown: How the pandemic has affected new mothers

Pregnant women's experiences can affect their babies' health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.

Alyssa Morris, Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
May 19, 2021 ~10 min

Sick of COVID-19? Here's why you might have pandemic fatigue

It's draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.

Jay Maddock, Professor of Public Health, Texas A&M University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min