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April 12, 2009

Wash. Post on Poverty, Stress, and Brain Impairment in Children

A recent newspaper article of interest: Rob Stein, "Research Links Poor Kids' Stress, Brain Impairment," Washington Post, Apr. 6, 2009.  The second paragraph of the article: "Now, research is providing what could be crucial clues to explain how childhood poverty translates into dimmer chances of success: Chronic stress from growing up poor appears to have a direct impact on the brain, leaving children with impairment in at least one key area -- working memory."

-Thanks to Wilson Castellanos for the heads up!  E.R. erosser@wcl.american.edu 

April 12, 2009 in News Coverage of Poverty | Permalink

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