More Evidence That Growing Up Poor May Alter Key Brain Structures
A new study adds "to the growing awareness of the immense public health crisis represented by the huge number of children growing up in poverty and the likely long-lasting impact this experience has on brain development and on negative mood and depression," researchers write.
Brain Science, Dangerous? Not So Fast, Says Poverty Expert
Science shows us that people are highly “plastic” and respond to changes in the environment. If we reduce or remove stresses in the environment, the body and the mind respond positively and quickly. This holds true for both adults and children.