Internet use can “boost” brain function

Science Daily reports:

UCLA scientists… found that middle-aged and older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web.

The findings, presented Oct. 19 at the 2009 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, suggest that Internet training can stimulate neural activation patterns and could potentially enhance brain function and cognition in older adults.


One response to “Internet use can “boost” brain function

  1. I enjoyed reading this site. There is still hope in the older sector in learning about technology. The people who are getting up there in years it doesn’t mean that they cannot learn.

    I find that the more mature an elder gets, the wiser they actually are. Their decisions in life may be slower, but their decisions are weighed much heavier on a good decision being made rather than a poor one.