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Can Brain Science Be Dangerous?

The idea that poverty can change the brain has gotten significant attention recently, and not just from those lay readers (a minority, according to recent research) who spend a lot of time thinking about neuroscience. Policy makers and others have begun to apply neuroscientific principles to their thinking about poverty - and some say this could end up harming poor people rather than helping.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Many of the brain changes induced by poverty are epigenetic in nature.  This means that they can also be reversed.  One of the best ways to do that is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet.

 

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