Web Surfing: Good Brain Food
Spending time on the internet may lessen the losses in brain function as you get older
So now when people tell you that you spend way too much time online, just tell them that you’re simply exercising your brain. No, seriously! Research has proven that spending just a few hours surfing the Web can prompt increased brain activity in key regions that control decision-making and compound reasoning.
When you spend time browsing the internet, your brain begins to process new information, which keeps your cognitive thinking alive and alert, lessening the losses in brain function that is usually accompanied with age.
Various researchers have found that web surfing increases brain activity in regions controlling language, reading, memory, and vision, which in-turn improves the overall function of the brain, concluding that it is an effective way to preserve brain health and cognitive ability.
However, this isn’t an excuse to spend all day and night on the Web either, like most things, there should be a healthy balance, now happy surfing!