Letters Breadlines, brains, and behaviour

To boldly go “brain training”

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7441 (Published 16 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7441
  1. Woody Caan, editor1
  1. 1Journal of Public Mental Health, Duxford CB22 4PA, UK
  1. wcaan{at}rsph.org.uk

Marteau and Hall hit the nail on the head: an impoverished childhood can impair the brain’s development.1 The proposed capacity they relate to lifelong problems with health behaviours (executive functioning) is entirely plausible—poor control of impulsive …

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