While watching cartoons, a child’s brain processes graphic images, educational information and violent acts.These brain-stimulating factors have both positive and negative effects on children’s development.
While watching cartoons, a child’s brain processes graphic images, educational information and violent acts.
D., of Seattle Children's hospital, says that although the study was small, its results are critically important: "Connecting fast-paced television viewing to deficits in executive function, regardless of whether they are transient, has profound implications for children's cognitive and social development that need to be considered and reacted to."What does this study mean for parents who want their child to have a healthy brain?
Specifically, watching cartoons has a negative effect on the way children view violence.
Cartoons often depict violent acts like explosions, gunshots and death.
Participants Important characters in 45 top grossing children’s animated films and a comparison group of 90 top grossing dramatic films for adults.
Main outcome measures Time to first on-screen death.