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Stanford scientists identified key brain circuitry that plays a role in the mysterious experience called dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their own body and from reality.

Our scientists have launched dozens of research projects as part of the global response to COVID-19. Some aim to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease; others aim to understand how it spreads and how people’s immune systems respond to it.

Dean Lloyd Minor and Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, discuss strategies for developing mental resilience and channeling stress productively during the pandemic.

In a Q&A, Stanford infectious disease expert Shanthi Kappagoda explains why it’s especially important to be vaccinated this year.

Amid continued uncertainty about when the COVID-19 pandemic will be brought under control, Stanford mental health experts are planning for the psychological fallout of having an entire population under prolonged stress.