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I've been looking for a study I read close to 10 years ago that measured the brain waves of babies watching tv, sleeping, playing, being read to etc. I've found several articles from past threads here about the effects of tv watching, but I can't find specifically what I'm looking for. It had the results showing the brain waves that 'learn' less active than when the toddlers were even asleep, but at the same time they were almost on sensory overload. It was so interesting then and whenever I'm attempting to explain why my boys don't watch tv I wish I could whip out that study.
Anyone know what I'm talking about or where to find it?

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I did a quick google and found this:

"The 'Mulholland' experiment in the early 70's wired ten kids to
electroencephalograph (EEG) machines (which measure brain wave activity)
and sat them down in front of their chosen favourite programmes. He
expected to see plenty of fast beta waves, which would indicate that they
were actively responding to something (as is produced when reading or
during conservation); instead all he could find were the slower alpha
waves of the kind found when a person is in a coma or put in a trance
where the subject is not interacting with the outside world at all."
i know i should toss the tv....but then, how would i watch survivor...
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