12 Sep '11, 6am

Fast-paced shows like Spongebob Squarepants could cause short-term attention & learning problems in kids: Study

Fast-paced shows like Spongebob Squarepants could cause short-term attention & learning problems in kids: Study

The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that programme can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds. -- PHOTO: UIP CHICAGO (AP) - The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that programme can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds. The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch SpongeBob, or the slower-paced PBS cartoon Caillou or assigned to draw pictures. Immediately after these nine-minute assignments, the kids took mental function tests; those who had watched SpongeBob did measurably worse than the others. Previous research has linked TV-watching with long-term attention problems in children, but the new study suggests more immediate ...

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