Fast-paced TV programs may affect children's executive function

09/12/2011 | Bloomberg

A study in Pediatrics found that 4-year-old children who watched "SpongeBob SquarePants" were less likely to perform well in activities that required them to follow rules and delay having snacks compared with children who drew or watched an educational program. Fast-paced television programs may overstimulate the brain, which can affect a child's executive function abilities, the lead author said.

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