TV and the Brain Web Assignment
Dimitri Christakis; a pediatrician, a researcher, and a parent, gave a lecture on how much the TV actually affects the brain of a newborn to 3 months and how it affects the child later on in life. When we are born our brain weighs 333g and by 2 years it triples in size (999g). He shows a graph of how much brain activity there is in increments from being a newborn to 80 years of age, between just the first years there is a dramatic leap then there is in other age. He asks what would happen if we were to overstimulate the brain of a child or under-stimulate? If e over stimulate and just put the child in front of the TV at ...