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High screen use among children can lower emotion understanding

When it comes to mobile devices, today's children may be guinea pigs in a gigantic experiment. They are the first humans to ever grow up in a smart world—a world that would have seemed like science fiction just a few decades ago. From infancy, their lives are filled with all kinds of interactive technology, like intelligent speakers and an invisible internet that spans the globe and connects everyone and everything. And they are surrounded by screens.  Now, NTNU scientists have found a connection between the amount of time children spend looking at screens and the development of one of the most fundamental social skills, understanding our own and other people's emotions.  Read more....



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