Research + News | Topic: Brain Development
Oct 4, 2017
Moods, But Not Depression, Found Contagious in Adolescent Social Networks
New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks. Read the full article here.
Jun 16, 2017
What Is “Brain Hacking”? Tech Insider On Why You Should Care
Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Read the article and watch the report from Anderson Cooper here.
May 24, 2017
Resources For Parents Wanting to Break Kids’ Extreme Electronics Usage Habits
How excessive use of technology can impact brain function. Find a list of resources here.
May 5, 2017
Letting A Baby Play On An iPad Might Lead To Speech Delays, Study Says
Anyone raising a child today has likely fretted about screen time and wondered about the impact of devices on our kids. Does the technology affect their brains? Read the article here.
Mar 15, 2017
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.
Jan 5, 2017
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.
Oct 7, 2016
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.
Jul 15, 2016
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.
Jul 11, 2016
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.
Jul 5, 2016
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.