Poverty Goes Straight to the Brain

Source: Brandon Keim, Wired Science, March 30, 2009

Growing up poor isn’t merely hard on kids. It might also be bad for their brains. A long-term study of cognitive development in lower- and middle-class students found strong links between childhood poverty, physiological stress and adult memory. The findings support a neurobiological hypothesis for why impoverished children consistently fare worse than their middle-class counterparts in school, and eventually in life.
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Childhood Poverty May Have Permanent Biological Legacy
Source: Brandon Keim, Wired Science, July 14, 2009

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