Illustration of several warped and stretched analog clocks swirling around a central point.
It’s Not Just You: Lockdowns Had Us Living in “Blursday,” Study Says
The Scientist spoke with Maximilien Chaumon about his database showing how COVID-19 related lockdowns warped more 2,800 people’s perception of time.
It’s Not Just You: Lockdowns Had Us Living in “Blursday,” Study Says
It’s Not Just You: Lockdowns Had Us Living in “Blursday,” Study Says

The Scientist spoke with Maximilien Chaumon about his database showing how COVID-19 related lockdowns warped more 2,800 people’s perception of time.

The Scientist spoke with Maximilien Chaumon about his database showing how COVID-19 related lockdowns warped more 2,800 people’s perception of time.

social isolation
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
Absence of human contact is associated with declines in cognitive function. But as the COVID-19 pandemic brings concerns about the potential harms of isolation to the fore, researchers are still hunting for concrete evidence of a causal role as well as possible mechanisms.
Isolation Harms Health
Kate Yandell | Mar 25, 2013
Being socially isolated could increase death risk in the elderly even if they don’t feel lonely.