Prof. Jennifer Talarico shares how memories of life during COVID may not be as vivid as we might think Twitter
Jennifer Talarico, professor of psychology, spoke with Vice about how our memories of major events, such as the COVID pandemic, are likely to change and blur over time.
Talarico is a cognitive psychologist who studies the ability to recall events that have been personally experienced. Although the COVID pandemic is a historic, novel event, there is an element of sameness from day to day. Talarico shared that when we look back at this time, it’s likely individual memories and specific particulars of each day will be blended together to form a generic sense of what our lives were like during this time.