A new study on young children finally exposes the truth we have all been trying to tell you for years in various documentaries. Children who spend time on the internet, smartphones, tablets and video games are having their brains re-wired. It is destroying their minds.
I have always said “If the Devil can destroy the mind, the soul is that much easier”.
Parents and grandparents… get your kids off technology and force them to go play outside with toys like the good ole’ days. Better yet, make them read a book. Even better, have them read the Holy Bible, the Word of God, the Truth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God Almighty.
Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
New Study Exposes “Smart Technology” Destroying Children’s Brains
If you have kids and wonder if all that time they spend on their smartphones endlessly scrolling, snapping and texting is affecting their brains, you might want to put down your own phone and pay attention. The federal government, through the National Institutes of Health, has launched the most ambitious study of adolescent brain development ever…
At 21 sites across the country scientists have begun interviewing nine and ten-year-olds and scanning their brains. They’ll follow more than 11,000 kids for a decade, and spend $300 million doing it. Dr. Gaya Dowling of the National Institutes of Health gave us a glimpse of what they’ve learned so far.
The first wave of data from brain scans of 4,500 participants is in and it has Dr. Dowling of the NIH and other scientists intrigued.
The MRI’s found significant differences in the brains of some kids who use smartphones, tablets, and video games more than seven hours a day.
Dr. Gaya Dowling: What we can say is that this is what the brains look like of kids who spend a lot of time on screens. And it’s not just one pattern.
Anderson Cooper: That’s fascinating.
Dr. Gaya Dowling: It’s very fascinating.
The colors show differences in the nine and ten-year-olds’ brains. The red color represents premature thinning of the cortex. That’s the wrinkly outermost layer of the brain that processes information from the five senses.
Anderson Cooper: What is a thinning of the cortex mean?
Dr. Gaya Dowling: That’s typically thought to be a maturational process. So what we would expect to see later is happening a little bit earlier. In many ways, the concern that investigators like I have is that we’re sort of in the midst of a natural kind of uncontrolled experiment on the next generation of children.
Dr. Dimitri Christakis at Seattle Children’s Hospital was the lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ most recent guidelines for screen time. They now recommend parents, “avoid digital media use, except video chatting, in children younger than 18 to 24 months.”
Early results from the study, called Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD), have determined that children who spend more than two hours of daily screen time score lower on thinking and language tests. A major data release is scheduled for early 2019.
Children Getting Early Dementia and Alzheimers From Too Much Screen Time
The National Institute of Health did an extensive study that showed Alzheimers is caused by massive thinning of the cortex.
According to Medscape, “Compared to cognitively normal subjects, Alzheimer’s disease patients had a thinner cortex primarily in bilateral, frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes…
The finding of characteristic patterns of cortical thinning in Alzheimer’s disease replicates the previous study (Lerch et al., 2005) and is consistent with the pattern of tissue loss reported by histopathological and volumetric MRI studies (Braak and Braak, 1995, 1998; Baron et al., 2001).”
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