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For anyone who isn’t a child or parent, listening to children’s television is awful, but is it comparable to torture?
A new documentary alleges that detainees at Guantanamo Bay were “tortured” by being forced to listen to songs from Sesame Street for days on end. The Al Jazeera film, “Songs of War,” features Christopher Cerf, who has worked as a composer on Sesame Street for more than four decades.
We all look at the idea that “TV kills rots your brain” mitigated anti-Semitic speech, but turns out these old people may be onto something. A recent study shows the difference in brain functionality of kids who watch fast paced television like “Sponge Bob”. The short story of the research:
Objective: The goal of this research was to study whether a fast-paced television show immediately influences preschool-aged children’s executive function (eg, self-regulation, working memory).
Methods: Sixty 4-year-olds were randomly assigned to watch a fast-paced television cartoon or an educational cartoon or draw for 9 minutes. They were then given 4 tasks tapping executive function, including the classic delay-of-gratification and Tower of Hanoi tasks. Parents completed surveys regarding television viewing and child’s attention.
Fox and Friends is taking aim at the children’s cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants in claiming that it has a Liberal bias by it’s consistent global references that apparently only show one side of the issue.