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Society for Neuroscience Presents
COVID-19, the Brain, and Mental Health: Weighing the Direct and Indirect Effects
While COVID-19 is often thought of as primarily a respiratory disease, many neurological symptoms are present in those affected. Societal changes in response to the pandemic, such as social isolation and economic disruption, influence mental health. In this webinar, we will discuss recent findings on the direct and indirect implications of COVID-19 on the health and function of the nervous system.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the effects of the COVID-19 virus on the sense of smell.
- Identify other possible direct effects of the COVID-19 virus on brain function.
- Discuss how the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic can affect mental health and well-being.
- Explain why the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and well-being are not felt equally across groups.
- Alycia Mosley Austin, PhD, University of Rhode Island
- David Porteous, PhD, University of Edinburgh
- Sandeep Robert Datta, PhD, Harvard Medical School
The RAID conference is sponsored by our Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences and Center for Brain Health, along with the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science at LA Tech. The target audience for this conference includes students, trainees, scientists and clinicians conducting biomedical research who are interested in the interface between the laboratory and industry.