Especially if you watch FOX News.
Source – salon.com
– There’s a reason they call it the Idiot Box, folks. TV — despite being literally the best thing to ever happen to us — is making us dumber and less understanding of the people around us. (But I can’t give it up! It’s my one true love!)
New research out of Ohio State University shows that preschoolers who either have a television in their bedroom or live in a home where the TV is constantly on as background noise struggle more with “theory of the mind” — a.k.a the ability to read other people and understand that not everybody shares your feelings or point-of-view. Developing theory of the mind is a huge part of the average person’s maturation process as it gives people the ability to empathize and care about things that don’t immediately effect them.
The study was conducted using a group of 107 children…
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