Tuesday, October 20, 2009

UCLA Study: The Internet Is Altering Our Brains

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.

The study, the first of its kind to assess the impact of Internet searching on brain performance, is currently in press at the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and will appear in an upcoming issue.

"The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerized technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults," said principal investigator Dr. Gary Small.......READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE (thx to Dave Barry!)

1 comment:

  1. is it just a coincidence or did you run this story right after "made out of meat" on purpose?