Mind in Crisis: Examining the Cognitive Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rikza Pervez*

Mind in Crisis: Examining the Cognitive Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic has been a global health crisis that has affected people from all walks of life. Beyond the physical health implications, the pandemic has also had significant impacts on mental health and cognitive functioning.

As the world struggles to cope with the pandemic, it is also important to understand how the virus and its associated stressors have affected our cognitive abilities. The pandemic has disrupted daily routines, led to job losses and financial difficulties, and created a general sense of uncertainty about the future.

The pandemic has had a wide-ranging effect on our lives, from social isolation to distant employment. These stressors can have negative impacts on cognitive functioning, particularly in areas such as attention, memory, and decision-making.

Cognitive psychologists have been investigating how COVID-19 has influenced our cognitive functioning, and their findings indicate that the pandemic has resulted in cognitive alterations in many people. This review will look at the most recent research on how COVID-19 has affected our cognitive capacities as well as possible explanations for these changes.

According to a study conducted by Venkataramani et al individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 have exhibited transitory or even long-term cognitive damage, many of whom, including those with deficits in memory, executive functioning, language, processing speed, and attention, have been described in patients with mild illness, and these symptoms are referred to as “brain fog”.

Psychol Cogn Sci Open J. 2023; 9(1): 4-7. doi: 10.17140/PCSOJ-9-168