Factors Relating To Family Income May Affect A Child's Brain Development

April 1, 2015 9:14 PM

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Could children raised in lower income families potentially experience slower brain development? New findings published in Nature Neuroscience examine how this has affected some growing up in certain environments and how programs that aim to alleviate poverty may be effective in raising cognition levels and overall functionality skills in children.

For the study, researchers from Columbia University in New York City examined over 1,000 children between the ages of three and 20. The study authors conducted cognitive examinations, brain imaging, DNA testing and parental surveys on various education levels.

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