The image on the left displays brain activity while reading a book; the image on the right displays activity while engaging in an Internet search. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California - Los Angeles)

Do Your Brain a Favor – Surf the Web!

UCLA scientists have found that when compared to reading, searching the internet increases brain function in middle aged and older adults.  The study, described here, demonstrates our continued ability to learn as we grow older, according to the UCLA scientists.