A new study suggests Internet surfing is good for the brain.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests that web surfing helps maintain mental skills for the aging brain. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found improved brain function after testing older individuals who browsed online after a short time period.
Dr. Gary Small, of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles, and iBrain author, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “You can teach an old brain new technology tricks… we found that after just a week of practice, there was a much greater extent of activity particularly in the areas of the brain that make decisions, the thinking brain — which makes sense because, when you’re searching online, you’re making a lot of decisions.”
As noted in the report, the research was presented Monday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Chicago.
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