Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes typically seen in older adults. The implications of these findings are not yet clear.
Jessica Bernard is an assistant professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. The focus of her research is understanding how the brain changes over the course of aging. Bernard focuses on a region called the cerebellum and the way that it interacts and communicates with the rest of the cortex. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 2012, and followed with a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is also the director of the Lifespan Cognitive and Motor Neuroimaging Laboratory.