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New study says that neighborhood conditions are associated with children’s cognitive function

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The FINANCIAL — A study published in JAMA Network Open shows that children from poorer neighborhoods perform less well on a range of cognitive functions, such as verbal ability, reading skills, memory, and attention, and have smaller brain volumes in key cognitive regions compared to those from wealthier neighborhoods. While multiple studies have shown that household socioeconomic status affects a child’s cognitive development, less is known about the effect of the broader neighborhood context. By revealing a role that the neighborhood environment may play in shaping brain development,  research findings can inform interventions aimed at improving outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.…

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New study says that neighborhood conditions are associated with children’s cognitive function

1 min read

The FINANCIAL — A study published in JAMA Network Open shows that children from poorer neighborhoods perform less well on a range of cognitive functions, such as verbal ability, reading skills, memory, and attention, and have smaller brain volumes in key cognitive regions compared to those from wealthier neighborhoods. While multiple studies have shown that household socioeconomic…