Surf To Keep Your Brain Younger


The tons of information we find on the internet can seem mind-numbing, but according to experts, the stimulation we get from wading through it exercises our brain, which may keep it more youthful. The simple task of surfing/searching the web which is similar to reading a book, stimulates areas of the brain responsible for language, memory, visual ability, and comprehension. You get more when you click through a website. The task triggers parts of the brain that handle decision-making and complex reasoning. And best of all, the more you do it, the greater the benefit. Research showed that experienced web surfers had twice as much brain activity as novices.

6 comments:

Rose Belle said...

Great to hear something positive about internet usage. Usually it's the typical negative stuff like eye fatigue, tendonitis, and backaches. I do notice that when i'm surfing the net, I'm more alert and I can tell I'm burning a lot of brain calories. Ok, not so sure about the brain calories thing.

SWUBIRD said...

Liz:

I absolutely agree with you. Searching the web is stimulating and worthwhile. I'm not surprised to read that's it's good for the brain.

Well done,

Happy trails.

Laikka said...

Yap! I agree through my experienced..heheh thanks for posting!.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I am thrilled to hear that because I am at my computer all the time. It's good to know and thanks for the info. For once, something positive.

Heidi said...

wow! at least now I have another reason to stay glued to my computer all the time.

vicy said...

Was here today..How are you??

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