Poverty Affects the Brain: Study

Poverty Affects the Brain: Study

Canadian James Swain is revealed to soon start to ponder inside the brains of people who grew up in poverty by means of sophisticated imaging.

Over the past four decades, researchers have set up how poverty poses an effect on lives, that low socioeconomic status is linked with deteriorated academic performance, poor mental and physical health and other negative impacts.

The University of Michigan researcher is reveled to make use of imaging technologies in carrying an implicit comparison of the structuring and functioning of brains of young adults coming from families with low socioeconomic status to those who belong to the middle-class.

It is hoped that the study will eventually result in the emergence of new teaching methods or early childhood interventions that are cited to assist children from low socioeconomic status (SES) families in witnessing success at school and in life.

Studies have depicted that number of areas of the brain may be hampered due to low socioeconomic status, including the process involved in language, memory and in executive functions, a set of skills that assist us concentrate on a problem and solve it.

Amedeo D’Angiulli at Carleton University in Ottawa quoted, “I would see this work informing the school system to exploit some of the strengths that are in these children and introduce curriculum that instead of penalizing them would allow them to function”.