Study Reveals Shocking Effect Of Poverty On Children's Brain Development
By Caroling Gregoire The Huffington Post
March 30, 2015
While it's been well known that children from affluent households have an advantage over their peers from low income families, we don't know all the factors that cause this advantage. This article discusses research which has discovered a physical difference in brain size. The findings, published in the latest issue of Nature Neuroscience, are the result of research conducted at 9 different universities across the country. 1,100 individuals ranging in age from 3 to 20 years old were studied and the results revealed a strong positive association between family income and brain surface area, largely in those brain areas that are linked to skills instrumental in learning and academic.