Why Poverty Is Like a Disease
Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.
How Poverty Changes Kids’ Brains
Hill Street Studios/Getty Images When children grow up in poverty, their brains can take a different shape. That’s one of the stark and uncomfortable findings from the lab of Kimberly Noble, a pediatrician and cognitive neuroscientist at Teachers College, Columbia University. Noble has used MRI scans to study the brains of children and found that […]