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Preschoolers' Screen Time Tied to Brain Structure Irregularities
eMediNexus,  05 November 2019
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Preschool children exposed to more screen media showed lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support language and emergent literacy skills, a cross-sectional study showed.

Screen use greater than what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines have recommended was tied to microstructural organization and myelination of white matter tracts in brain regions involved in imagery and executive function, and lower scores on language and literacy measures, reported researchers in JAMA Pediatrics.

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