There’s such a thing as Zoom fatigue, another fallout from the pandemic, brought on by endless video conference calls. Researchers at Stanford University in California found four different reasons for it. One is the strange feeling of seeing yourself on screen all the time. They say it’s like being followed around by someone holding a mirror. The second is the excessive amount of eye contact. Usually people are constantly looking around but on Zoom, everyone is looking at everyone every minute.
The third is that in Zoom meetings people receive little feedback from the others in their meeting and that’s stressful.
Finally, video calls curb our natural range of movements. With the camera fixed, people remain in the same spot, which isn’t natural or comfortable.