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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 21st Oct '09 7:51 AM

UCLA: INTERNET IS CHANGING OUR BRAINS

Finally, a real excuse for being on the computer so much!

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/ucla-study-finds-that-searching-64348.aspx

"UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function."

"Internet searching engages complicated brain activity, which may help exercise and improve brain function.

As the brain ages, a number of structural and functional changes occur, including atrophy, reductions in cell activity, and increases in deposits of amyloid plaques and tau tangles, which can impact cognitive function.

Small noted that pursuing activities that keep the mind engaged may help preserve brain health and cognitive ability. Traditionally, these include games such as crossword puzzles, but with the advent of technology, scientists are beginning to assess the influence of computer use — including the Internet."



collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 21st Oct '09 6:50 PM

I can hardly wait to tell my wife!

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Wed, 21st Oct '09 7:02 PM

I told mine and cannot repeat what she commented!


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