Research of National Institute of Health of the United States Revealed that the brains of children who spend many hours to be in front of cell phones or tablets, suffer from significant changes.
But what changes in the brain are you talking about? Children who are accustomed to the prolonged and prolonged use of electronic devices show early dilution of the cortex, the organ responsible for processing the information sent to the brain by the five senses.
The study was conducted in 21 research centers, including 11,000 children aged 9 to 10. It should be noted that the significant differences were found in those youngsters who spend more than seven hours a day in front of the devices.
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Although the scientists explained that the dilution of the cortex was considered an aging process, they could not confirm that it was harmful. "We still do not know if it's because of the time spent on screens, or if it's a bad thing," he said. Gaia Dowling, One of the researchers.
For this to be added that, the results also showed that children who spend more than two hours in front of the screen, have worse results than language testing and reasoning.
In any case, the study will continue and the final results will be known for several years.