September 12, 2011 Children who watched the fast-paced cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants did less well on tests of attention and memory, according to new research. Children who watched a slower PBS show, and children who colored, did better. Other studies have show long-term effects from fast-paced or violent shows.
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September 12, 2011 While some researchers say they have evidence that the show affects kids' attention spans, Nickelodeon questions the study.
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