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(Science Daily)   Scientists explore Kenny McCormick's brain, conclude that stress as children affects brain as adults, causing what Dr. Cartman calls "po' brain". (No McCormicks were harmed during this research)   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Kenny McCormick, prefrontal cortex, stress response, coping strategies, fMRI, Robert Wood, family income, University of Illinois at Chicago  
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2013-10-23 10:45:46 AM  
Maybe they should put some bootstraps on their prefrontal cortex.  They're just too lazy to myelinate their own brains and won't learn to unless you cut those entitlements.
2013-10-23 11:38:21 AM  
... and his momma cried.
'Cause if there's one more thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto
(In the ghetto)
2013-10-23 12:34:04 PM  
Okay first of all, 49 people isn't a lot. I'm neither confirming nor denying the study, but 49 people won't get anyone's pants to rise.

Secondly, I really hope they either continue the study or expand it, because I'd be interested to see if folks compensated for or were increasingly hampered by their backgrounds as they got older. 30, 40, 50 and so on, I'd expect to see some very interesting results.

My first introduction to longitudinal studies was a meandering pseudo-deep introspective of the Grant Study, so I really kinda like them... :)
2013-10-23 09:35:17 PM  
Didn't we already know this? I could swear this was a thing at a "Poverty In Education" seminar last year.
2013-10-23 11:28:13 PM  
FTFA: test subjects who had lower family incomes at age 9 exhibited, as adults, greater activity in the amygdala, an area in the brain known for its role in fear and other negative emotions

So, it turns them into Teabaggers.
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