Using the Internet has a positive influence on "brain" and boosts mental power

The above picture is a scanned brain with MRI, the red part is the part where the brain is active, the left is the brain under reading, the right is the brain under searching with the net. In other words, the brain is moving more actively when using the Internet.

The team's research at the University of California, Los Angeles suggests that for middle-aged and older age people doing Internet helps boost their mental strength.

This is because it leads to stimulating the center in the brain controlling decisions and complicated inferences by doing a search on the net, so researchers believe that this will make the brain speed older It may help to counteract the physiological change that falls.

Details are as below.
BBC NEWS | Health | Internet use 'good for the brain'

UCLA study finds that searching the Internet increase brain function / UCLA Newsroom

First, as the age of the brain changes, many changes occur, the activity of the cell begins to contract and decrease, which may affect the performance of the brain itself. Therefore, it has long been considered that this impact (brain activity may decrease) may be minimized by activating the brain like crossword puzzle, and this research Shows that as a behavior to maintain this brain's activity, there may be more options to "do the net."

According to Professor Gary Small, the results of the research are promising and the emergence of computerized technology may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and elderly people, among them Internet search Searches etc) involve complicated brain activities, so it may help to train and improve brain functions.

The latest research was conducted by 24 volunteers between the ages of 55 and 76, half of whom were Internet experienced people, and half were inexperienced users. Each volunteer conducted a web search and reading, during which a brain scan was performed.

Both tasks provide evidence of important activities of the brain that control language, reading, memory and visual ability, especially the work of web search, which controls decisions and complex reasoning It is confirmed that it is producing important additional activities of individual areas. However, it seems that this was a phenomenon observed only among people who have already experienced the net.

According to researchers, as compared to simple reading, net search requires people to "decide what to click", so there is a possibility that this difference may be led to, and inexperienced users of the net In case you do not understand the strategy for web search (which and how you can click for optimum results), it seems that it will be different.

In addition, by conducting a search on the Internet every day, it has demonstrated that the brain can continue to learn even when the age is repeated, seems to be reinforcing the brain circuits of the elderly, and the risk of dementia It seems to suggest that there is a possibility that it can reduce.

In Japan, the following argument existed in the past.

The painful news (No ∀ `):" The head is stupid in the net! The withdrawal and divorce increase "" The net should be limited to one hour a day "Terry Ito,

Takeshi Kaneko, a junior high school teacher who appeared on the program, was in sync with Terry's opinion and "
The motivation for children to learn is decreasing. " Because you can find out as soon as you search on the net,
It is said that there are an increasing number of children thinking that "There is no use in learning each other".

Apparently, it seems that the function of the brain will not decline if it searches on the net, but how is it?

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