TORONTO -- Dealing with poverty takes up so much mental energy that the poor have less brain power for making decisions and taking steps to overcome their financial difficulties, a study suggests.The research, published Thursday in the journal Science, concludes that a person's cognitive abilities can be diminished by such nagging concerns as hanging on to a place to live and having enough money to feed their families.As a result, there is less "mental bandwidth" left over for education, training, time-management and other steps that could help break the cycle of poverty, the researchers contend.I'm incredulous. I've seen lots of posts over on RECF proving that it's not necessary to be poor to have lower brain poser.
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