by Nicole Edwards and Taylor Owen | Screen Time podcast | March 17, 2022

Is a rise in screen time changing the way children’s brains develop?
Dr. Michael Rich, Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Digital Wellness Lab, explains how the infant brain works and how it responds differently to online and offline activities.
Pediatrician and clinical researcher Dr. John Hutton walks co-hosts Nicole Edwards and Taylor Owen through his research using MRI to study the effects of screen time on white matter in preschoolers.
Finally, Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Director of the Infant Language Laboratory at Temple University, explains why not all screen time is equal, and shares tools to help evaluate the quality of the content kids are consuming.

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