Neighborhood poverty decreases cognition and prefrontal and hippocampal brain volumes in children


  • Increased neighborhood poverty (NP) resulted in lower scores across all cognitive domains as well as decreased prefrontal and right hippocampal brain volumes in children, irrespective of household income.

Why this matters

    These findings show the importance of including neighborhood variables in models and may guide the development of more appropriate interventions for children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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