Research + News | Topic: Brain Development

Sean Parker Unloads On Facebook ‘Exploiting’ Human Psychology

Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gives us a candid look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. Read the article here.

Moods, But Not Depression, Found Contagious in Adolescent Social Networks

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks. Read the full article here.

What Is “Brain Hacking”? Tech Insider On Why You Should Care

Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Read the article and watch the report from Anderson Cooper here.

Resources For Parents Wanting to Break Kids’ Extreme Electronics Usage Habits

How excessive use of technology can impact brain function. Find a list of resources here.

Letting A Baby Play On An iPad Might Lead To Speech Delays, Study Says

Anyone raising a child today has likely fretted about screen time and wondered about the impact of devices on our kids. Does the technology affect their brains? Read the article here.

Doctors’ New Recommendations For Screen Time – How Long, And What Kinds

Recognizing the ubiquitous role of media in children’s lives, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is releasing new policy recommendations and resources to help families maintain a healthy media diet.

Read the report here.

Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Should we be surprised that 2- and 3-year-olds learn better from a real person than from a screen? Read the article here.

Are Virtual Reality Headsets Safe for Kids?

Virtual-reality headsets are likely to be at the top of many kids’ wish lists this holiday season, but with many VR devices coming with age restrictions, is the technology safe for youngsters? Read the article here.

Teens: This Is How Social Media Affects Your Brain

A study found that teenagers are highly influenced by ‘likes’ on social media and that receiving ‘likes’ activates the reward centers in the brain, similar to winning a prize. Read the article here.

Free Christian E-book: Your Brain On Porn

Learn the 5 ways porn warps your brain and biblical ways to renew it by downloading this free e-book from Covenant Eyes. Gain access to the download here.