Research + News | Topic: Brain Development

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.

Screen Time Linked To Behavioral Problems In Preschoolers

There has been a recent surge in research examining the impacts of screen time on children and adolescents amid rising concerns that too much time in front of smartphones and constant access to social media is disrupting development and increases the risk of behavior, mental, and mood disorders. Read the article here.

Study Looks At Whether Teens Are Getting High On Social Media

In a groundbreaking study, a University of California San Diego psychiatrist is investigating whether social media affects the adolescent brain in the same way as cannabis. Read the article here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.