by Martha Brockenbrough | MSN Encarta | March 1, 2006

“How much TV is OK for kids to watch? And are some shows better than others?”

This article explores the answers to these questions and describes research by CMCH Senior Scientist Dr. John Murray

“Scientists using MRI technology have found [that] turning on the TV doesn’t mean turning off your brain…
Though the brain is surprisingly engaged in making sense of what’s on television, not all the surprises were good ones.

The researchers found that a part of the brain implicated in post-traumatic stress disorder kicked in when watching violence on TV.”

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