HolyCoast: SpongeBob SpongeBrain

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SpongeBob SpongeBrain

Is your 4-year old bouncing off the walls after watching SpongeBob?
The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year-olds.

The problems were seen in a study of 60 children randomly assigned to either watch "SpongeBob," or the slower-paced PBS cartoon "Caillou" or assigned to draw pictures

Immediately after these nine-minute assignments, the kids took mental function tests; those who had watched "SpongeBob" did measurably worse than the others.

I grew up watching a coyote try and blow up a roadrunner, or a rabbit confounding a hunter. I didn't turn out so bad.


Nightingale said...

Wile E. Coyote, Bugs Bunny...ah the classics! Who can forget the Rabbit of Seville.

Sam L. said...

What's Opera, Doc?