So it seems our old Nickelodeon friend SpongeBob Squarepants is being blamed for causing little tykes to have attention problems. A research study being discussed out of the University of Virginia points out that preschoolers who watch fast paced fantasy cartoons before being tested for memory, problem solving, attention etc. perform significantly worse than the ones who watched a slower paced cartoon or who were asked to draw for nine minutes.
As if this should be a surprise to anyone. Patrick would be an MIT grad if he didn’t always hang around with SpongeBob.
Thoughts on this research? Are you dumber from the cartoons you watched as a kid?
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