Study Finds Household Income Affects Kids’ Brains
Children raised in low-income households have less surface area of the brain compared with children raised in higher-income households, according to a study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The study's authors -- who include researchers from UC-Davis, UC-San Deigo, the University of Southern California and other insitutions -- noted that increased surface area of the brain is linked to intelligence.
- "Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds" (Fox, NBC News, 3/30).
- "Family Income Could Affect Kids' Brain Structures, Study Finds" (Wanjek, Live Science, 3/30).