Provocative New Study Finds That Poverty Affects The Brains of Poor Children, Hampering Their Ability To Learn

March 31, 2015 1:34 PM

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Out of all the devastating effects of poverty, this one may be most devastating of all: Researchers have found that the brains of children raised in poor households have less surface area than the brains of wealthier children, which has a major impact on their development of language, memory and reasoning skills.

It is a finding with enormous consequences because it could explain so much of the outcomes in American society. As the nation sees a widening chasm between rich and poor, with more children sliding into poverty, the implications are monumental for the future of the nation and even the productivity ...

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