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Study Links Family Income to Brain Devpt

Researchers at the Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA, and Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY, have published the findings of a new study that show a link between socioeconomic factors and children’s brain development. “While in no way implying that a child’s socioeconomic circumstances lead to immutable changes in brain development or cognition,” says Elizabeth Sowell, of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, “our data suggest that wider access to resources likely afforded by the more affluent may lead to differences in a child’s brain structure.”

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