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Neuroscience research on socioeconomic status (SES) has begun to characterize aspects of brain structure and function that vary with SES. This review summarizes our current state of knowledge concerning the neural correlates of SES, their likely consequences for human psychology and possible causes of these correlates, including relevant evidence from human and animal research concerning these causes. Challenges of research on the neuroscience of SES are discussed, and the relevance of this topic to neuroscience more generally is considered.
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socioeconomic status, poverty, development, individual differences, cognition, health disparities, hippocampus, morphometry, stress
Farah, M. J. (2017). The Neuroscience of Socioeconomic Status: Correlates, Causes, and Consequences. Neuron, 96 (1), 56-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2017.08.034
Date Posted: 17 August 2018
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