Fast-Paced Cartoons May Hurt Kids’ Attention, Memory
By Kathleen Doheny
WebMD Health News
From the article:
“The fast-paced shows may have a negative impact, Lillard says, because of the rapid presentation of the events. These engage the senses rather than the brain areas engaged in memory, controlling inhibition, and problem solving, she says.
When a child sees a cartoon character that jumps from one activity to another, much faster than in real life, she says, ‘they become neurologically exhausted and it inhibits the ability to concentrate.'”