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Spongebob can affect young brains

According to a new study, exposure to frantic cartoons like Spongebob Squarepants can erode a child's ability to concentrate, even if that exposure is less than 10 minutes.

The study showed than four-year-olds who watched just a few minutes of the fast-paced cartoons displayed temporary attention and learning problems.

Mike Boyes is a child psychologist at the University of Calgary.

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