Author

Elizabeth Y. Toomarian

Elizabeth Y. Toomarian

Elizabeth Y. Toomarian is director of the Brainwave Learning Center, Synapse School & Research Associate, Stanford University.

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Our brains can’t grasp what a million COVID-19 deaths really means – commentary

By: and - April 1, 2022

As of April 2022, there have been nearly 1 million confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. For most people, visualizing what a million of anything looks like is an impossible task. The human brain just isn’t built to comprehend such large numbers. We are two neuroscientists who study the processes of learning and numerical cognition […]