New research out of a prominent children’s hospital in Ohio has found that too much time in front of digital screens fundamentally changes parts of the brain.

Published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center conducted the study on 47 healthy local children ages 3 to 5 through cognitive testing and magnetic resonance imaging of their brains.

The research did not show how excessive use of digital devices where kids are in front of screens changed the brain, but it did reveal that skills like brain processing speed were affected.

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