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Study Hopes To Determine Impact Of Cell Phones On Young Brains

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(WLNS) - Researchers in England are looking into the impact of cell phones on the brains of kids and teens.

Children today are receiving cell phones at younger and younger ages.

Some are receiving these devices as early as age 6.

Researchers in Britain want to know what effect all that talking and texting may have on a child's developing brain.

So they're putting 3,000 kids, and their phones, to the test.

The children at Kingsmean School in North London are part of the three year study.

Researchers will actually install an app on the student's phone and track the amount of time spent talking, texting and surfing the internet on all 3,000 students.

But they're also measuring the students' cognitive development by putting students through a series of tests.

"We will be capturing how fast the students can respond to the stimulus they are seeing and how accurately they are responding," said study investigator Dr. Mirelle Toledano.

The British government commisisioned the study which also looks at other technologies that use radio waves including laptops,, tablets and wireless devices.

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