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A landmark study

Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

I am very excited about this.

This is, as far as I know, the first study to attempt to measure the degree of chaos in the home.

The researchers in an earlier-mentioned study (Related:  Poor children have smaller brains) speculated that “poor families tend to live more chaotic lives, and that stress could inhibit healthy brain development.”  The current study seems to indicate that it is directly so.

As of this writing, my hypothesis has become as follows:  the chaos of a growing child’s environment causes comparatively more resources to be devoted to the limbic system and less to the cerebral cortex, resulting in a body with reduced capacity to learn.

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(Originally posted 2015-07-08; reblogged 10/13/16.)

Guess Who’s Been Secretly Funding a Famous Climate Change–Denying Scientist?

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Podcast – Switched

Taking pleasure in things that are bad for you.

Switched

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How not to choose a sperm donor

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How not to choose a sperm donorLies about immigrationHeather Cook updateBizarre child abuse caseThe reality of quantum weirdness

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