Now, some who read past the first paragraph or two will object that the study’s authors are “with Southwest University in Chongqing, China,” whatever that is; and the Chinese had that whole demographically disastrous “one child” policy, so their motives here might be murky; plus a Chinese “MRI” is probably just a cardboard box with a 40-watt bulb stuck inside it; and also the Chinese eat dogs and probably worms.
These are all legitimate concerns.
And it’s hard to know what to make of this:
Additionally, only children might have more opportunities for independent activity, and independence is strongly related to creative thinking.
Because, again, Chinese. “Independent” and “creative” never struck me as the look those people have been going for this whole time.
So what’s the agenda behind this “study”?