Psychologists at the University of Virginia say that watching TV with the "unreal" rapid movements reduce skills learning in children.
Scientists tested the four to five year old children immediately after the nine-minute preview of the popular cartoon "spongebob Squarepants". It was found that children became worse to concentrate, behave more nervous and more difficult to cope with the logical problems, compared with children who watched the broadcast with a slower rate of feed of the video, or with children, who just painted instead of cartoons.
Professor of psychology Angelin Lillard believes that the rapid movement of the characters, unrealistic plots and characters and meaningless in the real world actions violate the child's ability to concentrate. Perhaps the fact that the children themselves identify with the restless hero and then in reality can not stop and think.
Parents should know that shows like "Sponge Bob Squarepants" may be a threat to children's education and in the future lead to problems of self-control they have.
Lillard currently investigates the long-term impact of animation on children's ability to learn.