Experts from mit and Harvard University have found a link between low family income and a slower development of the brain of children. In total the study involved 58 children. 23 of them were growing up in low-income families, the others - in families with high income.
When MRTR study, the researchers found differences in thickness of the cortex of the occipital and temporal areas, responsible for the processes of perception and assimilation of information. The children of their wealthy families these zones were small.
In another study, scientists from the University of Minnesota noticed that adolescents from poor families are more likely to say their situation is hopeless, resulting in not doing anything to improve it. The feeling of losing control over one's own life at that age is dangerous - there is the chance of developing depression and other mental illnesses.