Musings of a Dinosaur

A Family Doctor in solo private practice; I may be going the way of the dinosaur, but I'm not dead yet.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

TV and Autism

I usually enjoy reading the blog over at Freakonomics, as they often come up with fascinating stuff. Then again, this post about TV and autism seems way off base to me. In fairness, though, they don't seem enamored with it themselves.


At Wed Oct 18, 12:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, and I wonder what Orac thinks of this one . . . ;o)

At Wed Oct 18, 05:10:00 AM, Blogger Big Lebowski Store said...

What seems off base, the study or the Freakonomics critique?

"Not enamored"? My impression is that the Leavitt was downright dismissive, just not snarky.



At Sat Oct 21, 01:10:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

No, no, no, buddy,

you got this one mixed up.

TV causes ADHD.

Or MAYBE TV soothes and calms the ADHD beast?

The Freakonomics guys all lie and rely on imprecise measures and bendy statistics. Don't trust anything they say.


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