Surfing the Net a Good Brain Exercise - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/14/08

Surfing the Net a Good Brain Exercise

You've heard of people doing crossword puzzles to exercise their brains.  That's great, but if you don't like puzzles, the internet may be just as good of a work-out. 

This study comes from the University of California Irvine, where people over age 55 were hooked up to brain scans while they were surfing the net.  They found that when those folks began doing web searches they were activating the same areas of the brain involved in decision-making and complex reasoning.

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