Socioeconomic Disparities Affect Prefrontal Function in Children

@article{Kishiyama2009SocioeconomicDA,
  title={Socioeconomic Disparities Affect Prefrontal Function in Children},
  author={Mark M. Kishiyama and W. Thomas Boyce and Amy M. Jimenez and Lee M. Perry and Robert T. Knight},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={1106-1115}
}
Social inequalities have profound effects on the physical and mental health of children. Children from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds perform below children from higher SES backgrounds on tests of intelligence and academic achievement, and recent findings indicate that low SES (LSES) children are impaired on behavioral measures of prefrontal function. However, the influence of socioeconomic disparity on direct measures of neural activity is unknown. Here, we provide… CONTINUE READING
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