The brain of children and adolescents can be seriously affected by prolonged viewing of the tv

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If a child watches TV very much, the structure of his brain will be compromised, Japanese scientists have established. And the dependence is straightforward. So, a study of 276 children aged 5-18 years showed: the strongest changes occurred in those who watched the TV for 4 hours. In general, participants in the study looked at it from 0 to 4 hours, and the average viewing time was 2 hours, writes The Daily Mail.

The conclusions were made after the MRI scan of the brain. It turned out that children who were watching TV for a long time had a larger amount of gray matter in the front-right cortex. And this fact was associated with low indicators of verbal intelligence, according to staff at the University of Tohoku.

For normal brain work, this area should be reduced in volume in childhood. If this does not happen, problems begin. It is known: in children with high IQ, the degree of narrowing of this part of the cerebral cortex is also high. As for the TV, its viewing does not require the brain to solve new complex tasks. This hinders development.



The brain of children and adolescents can be seriously affected by prolonged viewing of the tv

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