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Inequality Linked to Differences in Kids’ Brain Connections

November 2, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Can how you grow up affect how your child’s brain develops? Your socioeconomic status could be a reason one may have limited resources in a lot of areas and may be uneducated as they progress through life. The number of accolades, diplomas or degrees parents earned is not the only thing that can make the difference in brain connectivity. Chandra Sripada, M.D., Ph.D., the lead author and a professor of psychiatry and philosophy at U-M, discusses how social and economic inequality shapes brains as children grow and what factors in more with said development.

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