Surfing the Web Makes you Smarter!

Recent studies conclude that surfing the web can be great for keeping your brain healthy for elders.  Well, I think web surfing in general is great for your brain as you are making decisions all the time, thinking…

As I write this, couple billion brains cells will die while another couple billion brains cells will be generated so I can keep t y p i n g.

Cool huh?  Before the days of internet, there was no way to amasss so much information in such a short period of time.  I can imagine a future world where people no longer need body parts, just the brain hooked up to a virtual computer and you can experience “everything” in life pretty much online.  I guess that’d be kinda like Matrix, cool huh?

Hell with all those “how to get smarter” books, go surf the web bud!

The U.C.L.A. researchers studied 24 healthy people between the ages of 55 and 76. Half of the study participants had experience searching the Internet, whereas the other half had no experience. Participants performed Web searches and book-reading tasks while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging scans, which measure the level of cerebral blood flow.

While all participants demonstrated the same brain activity during the book-reading task, the Web-savvy group also registered activity in areas of the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning, the researchers said.

“Our most striking finding was that Internet searching appears to engage a greater extent of neural circuitry that is not activated during reading — but only in those with prior Internet experience,” said principal investigator Dr. Gary Small, director of U.C.L.A.’s Memory and Aging Research Center, in a press release.

via nytimes

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