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December 18, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Virtual Reality: The Answer to Zoom Fatigue?

December 18, 2020 08:35 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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“Zoom fatigue” is a catchphrase for 2020 as the pandemic forced in person meetings online. But is there a better alternative? A study by Ericsson, “The Dematerialized Office”, predicts that augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) would “enable the experience of collaborating in the same room with colleagues.'' If this becomes a routine solution in the business world, it will likely become commonplace for personal use, including therapy. However, is this introducing another potential solution that people will grow tired of? [More]

November 30, 2020
by Elizabeth Pratt

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Desire For Social Contact Similar In Brain To Food Cravings

November 30, 2020 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have experienced feelings of social isolation. For some, interaction with others has been confined to a zoom call, for others there hasn’t been any interaction at all. Now, researchers at MIT have found that the longing for social interaction felt whilst isolated is neurologically similar to that for food cravings when hungry. [More]

November 27, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Introverts Doing Worse than Extraverts During the Pandemic

November 27, 2020 08:18 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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The common perception is that introverts are thriving from the pandemic lockdown from the pandemic. No longer are they required to go to events and regularly interact with other people since distancing is now required. But a recent study of 2,000 Americans found that introverts experienced more loneliness than extraverts during this time and do not take the initiative to interact with others. [More]

October 16, 2020
by Tina Arnoldi

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Improving Telehealth with a Human-Centered Design Approach

October 16, 2020 08:38 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Millions of patients and doctors are using telehealth for the first time and likely will continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Although the end of COVID-19 is not yet in sight, patients continue to need routine medical care. The benefits of technology are beyond what we could have imagined decades ago, but we’re experiencing cognitive overload, brought on by our dependence on technology, bringing a whole new set of health problems. [More]

October 13, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Is The Pandemic Affecting Our Everyday Lives?

October 13, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new survey aims to find out how Germany is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and how the everyday lives of German citizens are being affected. “We therefore analyze their concern about how the coronavirus affects different areas of their life, and how they try to protect themselves against an infection,” study author Dr. Fabian Kirsch told us. [More]