Research into long-haul COVID-19, based in Toronto, Canada.

Our Scientific mission

The NeuroCOVID-19 research project is investigating long-haul COVID-19 symptoms affecting members of our communities using state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques.

Many people with COVID-19 are being affected by "long-haul" symptoms, after they are no longer infectious. The long-haul symptoms, including fatigue, brain fog, and cognitive and psychiatric complaints suggest that COVID-19 is having an impact on the brain. Literature suggests that possibly hundreds of thousands of Canadians and millions of people globally could ultimately struggle with these symptoms, which impact activities of living and quality of life.

The NeuroCOVID-19 project encompasses behavioural assessments of sensation, cognition and emotion; symptom self-reports; electroencephalography (EEG) of the electrical signals of the brain; and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain. From this work we expect to improve our understanding of how COVID-19 affects the brain, and to translate this knowledge so that patient-specific brain treatments can be implemented to improve the health of many Canadians. View this project on the Sunnybrook page here.