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Screen Time Linked to Lower Brain Development in Preschoolers

A new study has found an association between excessive screen use and a lower level of brain development among preschool-aged children.

The study, which was published on Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, used a special type of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging to scan white matter in the 47 participants’ brains, and made several alarming finds — particularly relating to the development of language, literacy and cognitive skills.

Hutton JS, Dudley J, Horowitz-Kraus T, DeWitt T, Holland SK. Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 04, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3869

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https://people.com/human-interest/screen-time-linked-lower-brain-development-preschoolers/ 


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