Research + News | Topic: Brain Development

Study Shows Stronger Brain Activity After Writing On Paper Than On Tablet Or Smartphone

Unique, complex information in analog methods likely gives brain more details to trigger memory. Read the article here.

Our Disappearing Attention Spans

The question that begs to be asked here is, “Is a short attention span a bad thing?” Read the article here.

The Effects Of Technology On Teens

In a world of remote-learning, Zoom calls, and streaming, do the benefits out weigh the risks? Read the article here.

Why Writing By Hand Makes Kids Smarter

New brain research shows that writing by hand helps children learn more and remember better. Read the article here.

The Downside To Screen Time This Fall

The proposed solutions for school in the fall, while completely understandable and entirely rational, are going to need to be carefully watched and managed. Read the article here.

Screen Time And The Brain: Expert Advice On Electronic Addiction And Teaching Kids Healthy Tech Habits

Protect Young Minds interviews Dr. Christy Kane to talk about how electronic impact the neurotransmitters in the brain and how to mitigate developing an addiction to electronics. Watch or read the interview here.

New Research Suggests Parents Should Limit Screen Media For Preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children’s use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. Read the article here.

This Is Your Child’s Brain On Books: Scans Show Benefit Of Reading vs. Screen Time

Taking away screens and reading to our children during the formative years of birth to age 5 boosts brain development. Read the article here.

Too Much Screen Time May Be Stunting Toddlers’ Brains

Toddlers who spend loads of time looking at tablets, smartphones or TVs may be changing their brains, and not for the better. Read the article here.

Screens Are Changing The Way We Read Scripture

As digital reading habits rewire our brains, how will we process the Bible differently? Read the article here.