Growing up poor can affect brain development

Posted by Trish Riley, August 1, 2010

Poor people are more likely to live in contaminated communities, too, which can have a negative effect on IQ. -tr

“Studies emerging from around the nation are showing that growing up in a low-income household can have a direct impact on the organization and function of the brain.

Living in a poor home has been linked to people having trouble forming memories, difficulty focusing attention, hypersensitivity to stress, problems with delaying gratification and even being stifled in overall intelligence.”

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