Poverty Linked To Smaller Brains In Children, Study Finds

April 1, 2015 12:44 PM

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Scientists examining the long suspected connection between children’s cognitive abilities and their socioeconomic status have found that infants in the lower socioeconomic brackets have smaller brains than their wealthier counterparts.

The research also suggests that growing up poor can have a negative impact on the development of a child’s brain beginning prior to birth.

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