Brain scans of 1,099 children and teenagers in nine major cities showed the poorer kids have less surface area of the brain. This is important because having more brain surface area is linked with our intelligence - more is better.
Another study indicated children who grow up in poor families may have smaller brains (smaller hippocampus and amygdala volumes) than their more well-off peers.
Cultural interventions, such as early exposure to art and literature (like reading to little ones) may encourage a healthy environment for the developing brain.
Up kids exposure to art.
Brain surface expanding art.
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