Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: How Spanking May Affect Brain Development in Children

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This shows the outline of a girl's head and a mazeCorporal punishment may detrimentally harm brain development, a new study reports. Previous studies have revealed links between spanking and psychological problems, including depression and anxiety. The new study found children who experienced spanking as a form of punishment demonstrated greater activation in areas of the prefrontal cortex in response to fearful stimuli.