Kids’ Screen-Time Can Affect Their Brain Structure
There now seems to be another reason for parents to be concerned about their children’s heavy usage of smartphones, tablets and video games.
A report by ’60 Minutes’ has shared results from an ongoing study that looked at brain scans of adolescents and found a difference in structure of their brains depending on their screen-time.
As reported by Bloomberg, these findings have been reached after scanning 4500 nine to ten-year-old kids, who will be tracked for more than a decade to gauge how childhood experiences like using digital gadgets affect their brains and emotional and mental development.
The study has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Study director Gaya Dowling spoke in a broadcast on CBS,
Thus, the results are not certain, and final conclusions can only be made after the completion of the study.