David Kirkpatrick

October 15, 2008

Web surfing good for the aging brain

KurzweilAI.net — This is good news since we’re all getting older and if you’re reading this I guessing you do at least a little web surfing. Surfing the internet increases brain activity in older adults.

Surfing the Web Stimulates Older Brains
WebMD, Oct. 14, 2008

In an experiment, adults 55 to 78 years old who have regularly searched the Internet showed twice the increase in brain activity in MRI scans when performing a new Internet search than their counterparts without Internet search experience, especially in the areas of the brain that control decision making and complex reasoning, UCLA researchers have found.

 
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1 Comment »

  1. Bill Hammond n Fox Cable reported this study this morning adding, “My Mother is 86 and surfs the Net. She reads my blog and comments. That is how she keeps up with me. Most of my hate mail comes from her. :-)” I am 73 and do the same with my son’s blogs (http://amanwithaphd.wordpress.com/ and http://www.spreadingscience.com/) It starts some great conversations and some great arguements! On anecdotal evidence, I would say more mothers and grandmothers do this than fathers and grandfathers!

    Comment by MJ — October 16, 2008 @ 12:16 pm


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