Research + News | Topic: Brain Development
Jan 22, 2020
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.
Nov 8, 2019
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.
Aug 30, 2019
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.
Apr 23, 2019
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.
Feb 20, 2019
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.
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.