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Friday, October 17, 2008

New study suggests link between Internet activity and mental acuity

Researchers studying the aging process have found that surfing the Web may improve the memories of middle-aged and older adults.

The new study suggests that searching the Internet stimulates the parts of the brain that control reading, language and memory, which could prolong cognitive function.

Volunteers were given a series of Web searches and tasks that involved reading passages in a book, while the researchers monitored their brain activity.

The magnetic resonance imaging scans revealed that the temporal, parietal and occipital lobes were activated in all of the participants as they performed the book-reading tasks.

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