John Libbey Eurotext

Revue de neuropsychologie


Maintaining communication in extreme isolation during a COVID-19 pandemic: The importance of the emotional component Volume 12, supplément 1, Avril-Mai-Juin 2020

Full Professor
Department of Speech Therapy and Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Director, Laboratory of Brain Plasticity, Communication and Aging Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, 4545 Queen-Mary Road, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3W 1W5
* Correspondence

We are living in an unprecedented situation. The COVID-19 pandemic has led many governments to impose physical distancing measures to limit contagion. However, by its very nature, physical distancing also limits social interactions. Humans are a biopsychosocial species [1] and communication is a key part of human nature. The current situation – which could reoccur in the future – prevents access to the fundamental human need of socialization. Although there is great diversity in trajectories [...]