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Making Little Brains Kindergarten-Ready

Many studies over the past few decades have found that poverty and its stresses inflict lasting damage on young children’s brains. In the largest study of its kind so far, researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Columbia University and other centers looked at more than 1,000 young brains and found a clear correlation between parental income and the surface area of regions important for school performance: the temporal lobes (a center for language use and reading) and the frontal lobes (planning and impulse control).

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