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Screen Time Linked to Brain Structure Changes in Young Children

A study, published Nov. 4, 2019, in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that children who have more screen time have lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support language and other emergent literacy skills.

These skills include imagery and executive function—the process involving mental control and self-regulation. These children also have lower scores on language and literacy measures. READ MORE.

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Publication Information
Original title: Associations Between Screen-Based Media Use and Brain White Matter Integrity in Preschool-Aged Children
Published in: JAMA Pediatrics
Publish date: Nov. 4, 2019
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Research By

John Hutton, MS, MD
Director, Reading & Literacy Discovery Center
Dr. Hutton’s research at Cincinnati Children's covers all facets of pediatric general and health literacy