Research + News | Topic: Brain Development
Jan 2, 2019
How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? New Research Shows Just How Bad Screens Can Be For Kids’ Brains
The physical formation of kids’ brains is being altered by smartphone, tablet and video game use, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. Read the article here.
Dec 18, 2018
Groundbreaking Study Examines Effects Of Screen Time On Kids
60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent brain development. Read the article and view the video here.
Dec 17, 2018
The NIH Is MRI-ing Kid’s Brains While They Instagram To Study The Effects Of Screen Time
The $300 million study follows 11,000 children at 21 testing sites across the country to assess how screen time, which includes mobile phone apps and video games, impacts their brain development and mental health. Read the article here.
Nov 7, 2018
Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine’ For Babies’ Developing Brains
Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.” Read the article here.
Nov 1, 2018
Too Much Screen Time Is Affecting The Well-Being Of Children And Teens, Says Study
A new study advises limits on screen time for children and teenagers to help boost their well-being. Read the article here.
Oct 2, 2018
Can Too Much Screen Time Dumb Down Your Kid?
If you’re worried that too much “screen time” could be sapping your child’s intelligence, new research suggests you might be right. Read the article here.
Jul 23, 2018
5 Ways Kids’ Brains Are Super Susceptible To Porn
The brain’s natural safeguards are under construction during childhood and adolescence, and this has implications for the impact of pornography on young people’s brains. Read the article here.
Jul 18, 2018
More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms
A study published Tuesday in JAMA suggests that such frequent use of digital media by adolescents might increase their odds of developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read the article here.
Dec 14, 2017
Smartphone Addiction Causes Changes In The Teen Brain
Teens may be the most susceptible to smartphone addiction. 73% of US adolescents have a smartphone or can gain access to one. Of them, 96% go on the internet daily, a Pew Research Center poll found. Should parents limit exposure? Read the rest of the article here.
Dec 5, 2017
Does ‘Smartphone Addiction’ Show Up In Teens’ Brains?
Teens fixated on their smartphones experience changes to their brain chemistry that mirror those prompted by addiction, a new study suggests. Read the article here.