A new UCLA study shows Internet searching benefits the older adult brain even more than reading.

Searching the Internet triggers important centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. newsroom.UCLA.edu

In Bedford, Mass., Psychophysiologist Thomas Mulholland and Peter Crown, a professor of television and psychology at Hampshire College, attached electrodes to the heads of children and adults as they watched TV. Mulholland thought that watching exciting shows would show high attention. To his surprise, the reverse proved true.

While viewing TV, the subjects' output of alpha waves increased, indicating they were in a passive state, as if they were "just sitting quietly in the dark." www.Time.com



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