Science Daily | Child’s obesity, cognitive function linked, study finds

gty_overweight_student_math_thg_120613_wmainA University of Illinois study finds that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. The research is the first to show that weight status not only affects how quickly children react to stimuli but also impacts the level of activity that occurs in the cerebral cortex during action monitoring.  Continue.