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Skills Lost During The Pandemic Can Be Acquired Again

Prof. Michael Hausser
University College London
The white pyramidal neurons above are found in the hippocampus, which helps process and retrieve memory.

It may be startling to realize things you did before the pandemic you've now forgotten how to do. For most of us, it doesn't take much time to regain those abilities.

An email from an Up To Date listener related that, after 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, she resumed her beloved quilting hobby only to find she couldn't remember how to measure or cut the fabric.

When she went to her quilting store for assistance, the owner told her that several customers had come in with the same concern — that they had forgotten how to quilt.

Professor Craig Stark takes us on a reassuring walk through how our brains store, sort and recall memories.

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