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Thursday, April 17, 2003

KNOCK OFF THAT NOISE! IT'S MESSING UP MY BRAIN!
Well, probably not mine--I'm at the age where my gray matter development has stabilized. But for the wee children, the cacophony of modern life can adversely affect the development of certain parts of the brain, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California-San Francisco.

The good news is children thusly exposed will eventually overcome the negative stimuli, albiet at a slower pace than kids with more quiet time. The bad news is that in the meantime, those noise-saturated kids will seem a little loopy.