Research + News | Topic: Brain Development

Doctors’ New Recommendations For Screen Time – How Long, And What Kinds

Recognizing the ubiquitous role of media in children’s lives, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is releasing new policy recommendations and resources to help families maintain a healthy media diet.

Read the report here.

Worried About Screen Time? Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Should we be surprised that 2- and 3-year-olds learn better from a real person than from a screen? Read the article here.

Are Virtual Reality Headsets Safe for Kids?

Virtual-reality headsets are likely to be at the top of many kids’ wish lists this holiday season, but with many VR devices coming with age restrictions, is the technology safe for youngsters? Read the article here.

Teens: This Is How Social Media Affects Your Brain

A study found that teenagers are highly influenced by ‘likes’ on social media and that receiving ‘likes’ activates the reward centers in the brain, similar to winning a prize. Read the article here.

Free Christian E-book: Your Brain On Porn

Learn the 5 ways porn warps your brain and biblical ways to renew it by downloading this free e-book from Covenant Eyes. Gain access to the download here.

What Social Media ‘Likes’ Do To Teens’ Brains

Research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that in the developing brain of teenagers, “likes” were found to generate activity in the regions of the brain that are involved in sensing pleasure — the same areas that light up with thoughts of sex, money, and food. Read the article here.

Teenage Brain on Social Media

The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teenagers see large numbers of ‘Likes’ on their own photos. Read the article here.