MRI Scans Reveal Disparate Impact of Poverty and Other ‘Toxic Stress’ on Brains of Black Children

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This story discusses how stressful experiences during early childhood — particularly economic strife — can alter regions of the brain tied to the processing of stress and trauma. A study found that Black children were impacted more than white children, largely because of the higher amounts of poverty and adversity they face.

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