The effects of poverty on cognitive function


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Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2018/11/the-effects-of-poverty-on-cognitive-function/

Lacking money or time can lead one to make poorer decisions, possibly because poverty imposes a cognitive load that saps attention and reduces effort. Source: Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function | Science I had thought I shared this before, but I couldn’t find it in the archives. The researchers talk about cognitive load. What is cognitive load?…