There’s no doubt that being required to cope with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic was not anyone’s choice. You have undoubtedly spent the last several months wishing that this never happened, especially if anyone you care about became ill with or succumbed to the virus. Even without experiencing the health effects of the coronavirus, your life has changed in what seems to be an irreversible direction. New research shows how adapting to the pandemic may carry hidden brain benefits. Check out these 10 ways the experience of the pandemic might have cognitive benefits, then reflect on other ways that this experience may have longstanding positive impact.