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Screen time changes children's brains

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"The children completed standard cognitive tests and underwent a diffusion tensor MRI, which provides estimates of the white matter integrity in the brain.

"The children's parents were also asked to complete a 15-item screening tool, the ScreenQ, which reflects AAP screen-based media recommendations.

"The findings, which are published online in JAMA Pediatrics, showed that children who have more screen time, as measured by the ScreenQ scores, have lower brain white matter integrity, which affects language and other emergent literacy skills."

Full monty at Sunday Times Live (NZ): https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/health-and-sex/2019-11-06-does-screen-time-actually-change-the-structure-of-young-childrens-brains/

Research Paper abstract at JAMA: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2754101?

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