This July 22, 2015 attn: article is lengthy, but talks about recent and ongoing studies that are finding through the use of brain imaging, there seems to be a correlation between the amount of grey matter that a person develops in their brain and the income level of their household. Areas of the brain that seem to be most effected are those areas that regulate behavior and could be a reason about why people from low-income households seem to be at a higher risk of developing disorders such as AD/HD. Other factors that are being considered as well as the brain imaging, include genetic and environmental factors like air quality and noise pollution, lead exposure, and nutrition.
- How Growing Up Poor Affects the Brain (psmag.com)
- Living In Poverty Might Physically Alter Children’s Brains (newsy.com)
- Poverty May Hinder Kids’ Brain Development, Study Says (health.usnews.com)
- MRI studies reveal impoverished children likely to lag in brain development (sott.net)
- Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning (psypost.org)