September 15, 2011

Danger-Watching Cartoons Deplete Memory Toddlers

PhotobucketWatching Cartoons Deplete Memory Toddlers. Be careful with the cartoon show for your kids. Quickly turned out to watch cartoons often compromising the ability of children to concentrate and solve puzzles based on logic. Worse, a study said this practice can also damage their short-term memory.

Research conducted by scientists from the University of Virginia in the USA involves 64 children who were randomly divided into three groups.

One group was specifically asked to watch nine minutes of the popular cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, where scene changes occur on average every 11 seconds.

Another group watched educational cartoons with scenes changing on average every 34 seconds, while the last group allowed to draw.

After that the children were then asked to complete various tests. The first, the test puzzles, and a second test is a test to follow the instructions.

The result, seen groups of children who previously were asked to watch cartoons slower completing various tests, when compared with the group who watched cartoons are slow and the group draw.

"Experiments show the children showed a worse performance after seeing the cartoons. There are even finding supported other studies that found long-term effects of these negative facts," concludes one researcher Dr. Angeline Lillard.

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