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From: The Guardian

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children’s brains?

The Guardian:

With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle play mat, Dr Kimberly Noble’s laboratory at Columbia University in New York looks like your typical day-care centre – save for the team of cognitive neuroscientists observing kids from behind a large two-way mirror.

The Neurocognition, Early Experience and Development Lab is home to cutting-edge research on how poverty affects young brains, and I’ve come here to learn how Noble and her colleagues could soon definitively prove that growing up poor can keep a child’s brain from developing.

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What is important for healthy development is probably optimal conditions that provide positive stimulations to growing brain. I can understand that poverty may be associated with malnutrition but not sure that rich family environment, by itself, provides optimal condition that is required for healthy development.

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