Det menar forskare på University of Californa, i Los Angeles, som har gjort en studie där det testat hjärnaktiviteten hos en grupp vuxna som använder Internet ofta med en grupp som är låg-användare av Internet och sökmotorer som Google.
“There’s so much interest in exercising our minds as we age,” said the researcher, Dr. Gary Small, a professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. “One result of this study is that these technologies are not all bad. They may be good in keeping our brains active.”
To study what brains look like when people are searching the Internet, Small recruited two groups of people: one that had minimal computer experience and another that was Web savvy.
Members of the technologically advanced group had more than twice the neural activation than their less experienced counterparts while searching online.