A study conducted in the United States showed that children between 9 and 10 years suffered Changes to the brain by using excessive electronic devices. Other studies already indicated that the effects of too much health recreation were negative, but this study shows that they could be worse than previously thought.
Brain changes in children
The study by the United States Health Institutions (NIH) showed that children who spend more than two hours a day in front of digital devices result in poorer consequences in knowledge tests and linguistic ability.
At present, a teenager can spend up to six hours a day in front of a smartphone or computer, so the results are scary. This study on the Cognitive Development of the Brain in Young People found that children may experience the earlier thinning of the cerebral cortex or the cardex by using excessive devices.
The cortex is the most extended of the brain, which participates in sensory reception and is responsible for higher functions that make us human. Here is the part that is responsible for processing the information sent to the brain through the five senses. In this regard, Gaya Dowling, director of the study, indicates that thinning cortex is often associated with aging.
Although it seems serious, the effect of these changes to the brain on children is still unknown. He seems to be in the middle of a natural experiment that he has not managed on the next generation of children, says the researcher. To check these results, more than 11,000 children aged 9 to 10 were analyzed, including 2100 twins and trips.
All will be monitored until they are adults in 21 research centers in the United States. The American Pediatric Academy's recommendation to avoid these problems is that children under two years of age do not use any kind of digital media.
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