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TUE AM News: Study shows brain health impacts of disadvantaged environments; Foxconn announces $2.3 million in new subcontracts

— A new study from scientists at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health suggests brain health and development are negatively influenced by living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. 

By measuring total brain volume as well as the brain’s hippocampal region — which plays a role in emotion and memory — study authors drew a connection between cognitive health and subjects’ physical environments.

“This research is among the first to demonstrate that the relative disadvantage of our neighborhoods is linked to brain structures involved in memory function,” said…

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