The Scientist Logo_white

The Brain on COVID-19

Connecting the dots between COVID-19 and neurological disorders

The Scientist Logo_Black



Patients with COVID-19 present a host of neurological impairments, including reduced ability to smell or taste, altered mental status, stroke, seizure, and even delirium. Yet, brain autopsy results from those who have passed away from the disease are vexing; only a few virus particles and small pockets of inflammation appear. Instead, researchers find widespread evidence of oxygen deprivation in the brain, possibly caused by systemic clotting, which is characteristic of COVID-19.

Download this poster from The Scientist's Creative Services team to explore how SARS-CoV-2 infection affects neurological function and the underlying mechanisms for these manifestations.