Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Internet is Good for Your Brain

The BBC has this breaking story on Internet exploration being good for your brain according to a paper published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Decision making and complex reasoning centers were found to be unusually stimulated in middle and advanced-age research subjects while searching for and examining information on the internet. Brain aging involves shrinkage and loss of function, but neurologists have long maintained that activity, such as cross-word puzzle completion, can counteract or slow those natural trends to some extent. Now internet surfing is believed to be beneficial as well.

Supercollide is also good for your brain, but in a different way. Combining the two is unbeatable. Your IQ is almost certainly rising as you read this.