View Full Version : Internet use 'good for the brain'

10-14-2008, 02:09 PM

For middle aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests.

A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulates centres in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning.

Dr Susanne Sorensen, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society, said: "Use it or lose it may well be a positive message to keep people active but there is very little real evidence that keeping the brain exercised with puzzles, games or other activities can promote cognitive health and reduce the risk of dementia."

I should be a rocket scientist in 5 years. Actually considering NASA's going to need a shuttle replacement in 5 years I've got to ramp my use even higher.

10-14-2008, 04:27 PM
Does porn count?

10-14-2008, 11:23 PM
Does porn count?


Think so:

The researchers said that compared with simple reading, the internet's wealth of choices requires that people make decisions about what to click on in order to get the relevant information.

The Blonde? Brunette? Redhead? All three...definately a "wealth of choices".

10-16-2008, 12:47 PM
Does porn count?

yes....im not yet middle aged and i have found it very stimulating for "my brain"