Skip to comments.Poverty saps the brain: US-India study
Posted on 08/29/2013 5:19:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Experiments show that poverty saps people's brainpower and may lower IQ by 13 points, scientists said Thursday.
The findings in the US journal Science suggest that being poor can drain a person's mental resources, leaving him or her less capable of focusing on other things, like solving problems and controlling impulses.
Rather than blaming poverty on the individual or the environment, the study suggests that the state of being poor exerts the same effect as losing a full night's sleep or having lower intelligence.
Researchers sampled some 400 people with incomes ranging from $20,000 to $70,000 at a shopping mall in New Jersey.
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So does liberalism...
Must be why a certain segment spends $300 on a pair of sneakers.
Rather mixes up cause with effect, doesn't it. All too typical of liberalism.
Correlation does not imply causation. Most of the people I know that are poor smoke pot. Just sayin’
OTOH, diet does affect your ability to think, and if the poor tend to eat crap, it wouldn't surprise me if it did tend to lower IQ. Fat, for example. If you don't get enough fat, your brain doesn't work right. (Not that I think fat deficiency is the problem with American poor, just illustrating the diet-intelligence link)
Nevertheless, if they use a study design that only detects correlation, and they make the magic leap from there, not only to causality, but to assuming they know the direction of causality, then all I can say is: How arrogant (probably agenda driven)!
How does that explain the Obamadork?