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Do Screens Really Stunt Kids’ Brains?

A new study links higher screen time with lower white matter in the brain. But don’t freak out. Here’s what you should know.

Credit: Jurgita Vaicikeviciene / EyeEm / Getty Images

AA new study links young children’s screen time with changes in the brain and slower language development. But parents, before you freak out, take note: Experts — including the author of the…

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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental