Coronavirus and Ibogaine
Informing the public of a new threat that can and will cause a butterfly effect on society. Accomplishing this is no easy task. Hope for the best but prepare for the worse. This is something that of course needs be addressed, however, addressing it in an appropriate manner is essential. Without informing society of a new threat to humanity people may deal with life changes that can cause a dramatic change in the way they think and feel about the world. On the contrary, informing people in a manner that is not appropriate can also cause a devastating shock towards a person’s mental health. It is essential to inform the public of the risks and precautions associated with COVID-19 (or the coronavirus), through an effective manner that prepares them for changes in their daily lives.
There are various approaches to memory and learning that can be implemented while addressing the dangers of the virus, with respect to a person’s neurological functions, regarding memory and learning. The first approach used would be changed in the schema. People are no longer used for things to be arranged in the manner they are used to. The next approach used would be to strengthen people’s autobiographical memory. In doing so, they can adapt to these changes by journaling the new changes in their lives. The final approach is an understanding of flashbulb memories. How a major change, such as 9/11 can change the way humans interact and can alter the way we perceive the world. Integrating these methods of memory and perception may help alleviate the symptoms of the panic, associated with the epidemic, however, a person must also learn that these drastic changes can be overwhelming and be willing to seek outside help if necessary.
The first thing that needs to be to be dealt with is the changes in the schema. Many times, we get in the habit of memorizing and perceiving certain situations because they follow a simple order. One of the most notorious examples would be, remembering a telephone in a professor’s office without even having seen the phone. Sometimes a person may remember a telephone even if the telephone is not present. This can cause a person to experience distorted changes in memory and perception. The Corona Virus will affect society: socially, economically, academically, politically as well as have effects on society at the Global level. This will cause a great deal of schemas to be eliminated.
This of course causes more memory storage and executive functioning issues, in regards to memory and perception. For example, a person may struggle with the way in which they function in an academic setting. This can be very difficult regarding applying academic success virtually, as opposed to the natural scheme of attending university and being able to directly interact with professors, other students, and university amenities. It is both the responsibility of the student and professor to find the most optimal way to deal with these new schemas without influencing a person’s academic performance.
Another important schema to look at is the new policies involving social distancing. This can and will affect the way we interact with current people we are already associating with on a more significant level, an interference with our natural social skills used to develop relationships with people we have never met. This can include new friends, colleagues, and love interests, which can be so difficult that many people will go as far as to avoid bringing new people in their life.
On an economic level, this can be difficult with respect to the ways and means that we acquire jobs and do business. Many people have been laid off work and deprived of business due to recent events. This can cause a much greater deal of stress, due to the natural schemas of acquiring financial security no longer being available. In addition to the effect on memory and perception, people may go as far as to enter a fight or flight response, by not being able to acquire the essentials they are used to.
A method of study that can be a useful technique to help people effectively cope with this issue is the cue word technique. Most people are dealing with many more changes in their daily lives, at such a significant rate, that they can be overwhelmed to the point where they cannot function normally. It is essential that they find a way to interfere with the natural outcome of the virus in respect to memory and learning.
The best way to deal with this effectively would be to start a journal entry. This can give a person better closure by keeping track of all the recent changes that have occurring, due to the outcome of COVID-19. In doing so, they can more effectively recall the outcomes of these changes and naturally strengthen the natural process of memory and perception. On a positive side of things, when things do get better a person will likely have an easier time adapting to changes in daily routines if they can cope with this on a much larger scale.
In addition to writing, people can speak to others about these journal entries to reinforce the impact on natural neurological functioning. A person should also carefully select who they should speak to about this information. It would be wise that they reinforce the cue word technique with people who are stronger and levelheaded. In doing so they gain closure from people who have not been dramatically affected by this devious global threat. On the contrary sharing this information with those who have been dramatically affected by the pandemic, can cause a greater deal of stress, and cause an interference in memory, perception, and of course a person’s state of mental health.
The final approach that helps deal with the impact of COVID-19, with respect to memory and learning is a thorough understanding of flashbulb memories. The first thing a person must do to help cope with this dilemma is to gain a thorough understanding of where and when they first learned about this dramatic event. In doing so, they can process the impact of the event on memory and learning by being able to trace back all the events that have occurred, since learning about it.
Weaver’s approach to flashbulb experiences would suggest that a person being exposed to all these recent changes in the world will cause mental imagery that can and will influence memory and perception. This can cause memory to start degrading over time, due to the impact of being constantly exposed to drastic changes in the world, as a result of COVID-19. It can and will be difficult to learn about new things when our memories are being interfered with by being exposed to so many different flashbulb experiences. This causes a strong conflict in conventional experiences that we experience in our daily lives.
In conclusion, it is essential that society not only pay attention to the health Hazards associated with COVID-19, but also the effects the pandemic has on a person’s natural mental processing. People need to learn to adapt at a much more accelerated rate, due to an interference in the natural order of life. People need to take care to keep track of all the recent events that have occurred as a result of the virus and trace back how these events have impacted their daily lives. People must pay attention to all the new imagery they are exposed to and minimize the effects it can have towards the need to adapt to change. COVID-19 is a pandemic, unlike anything the world has ever experienced. A person must learn to be both strong and at the same time, develop a level of compassion for themselves when dealing with such significant life changes at such an accelerated rate.