Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Study on Alzheimer's Prevention

Can Google help ward off Alzheimer's?

"A team out of the University of California-Los Angeles found that middle-aged and older people who frequently perform web searches seem to have more activity in the part of their brain that controls decision-making and complex reasoning."

The first article discusses the benefits of web searching and other healthy brain activities (like Sudoko) that can help ward off Alzheimer's. http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_28060.aspx

The second article is information on the study done at UCLA discussing the impact of technology on our brains. He talks about the brain gap which is the difference between what he calls "digital natives (those who have never known a world without e-mail and text messaging) and digital immigrants (those who witnessed the advent of modern technology long after their brains had been hardwired)." Interesting article. http://www.newsweek.com/id/163924/

(Image is from Jeff Sherman/Taxi-Getty Images)

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