Thursday, October 16, 2008

Internet use 'good for the brain'

See I'm not wasting my time. I'm boosting my brain power.

From Arbroath:

For middle-aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests.

A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulated centers in the brain that controlled decision-making and complex reasoning.

The researchers say this might even help to counteract the age-related physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down.

It has long been thought that activities which keep the brain active, such as crossword puzzles, may help minimize that impact - and the latest study suggests that surfing the web can be added to the list.

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