Weeks after COVID-19 forced us all into cyberspace, the term “Zoom fatigue” began making the rounds—it didn’t take long to learn that spending hours on videoconferencing platforms like Zoom and Skype can do a real number on the brain.
So what, exactly, makes video calls so exhausting? Let’s take a look at what causes Zoom fatigue and what you can do to take back your brainpower.
Your Brain on Zoom: Why Video Calls Wipe Us Out
Sure, Zoom isn’t the sole source of videoconferencing fatigue. It’s just that “WebEx woes” and “Skype sadness” didn’t quite catch on.