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Google: Not Making Seniors Stupid

Do you remember when The Atlantic ran that (kind of) bold, probing cover story that asked, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Well, as it turns out, Google might be making us smarter. According to NYTimes, the simple act of googling can help maintain "aging brains." From the piece: Scientists at the University..


Do you remember when The Atlantic ran that (kind of) bold, probing cover story that asked, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" Well, as it turns out, Google might be making us smarter. According to NYTimes, the simple act of googling can help maintain "aging brains." From the piece:Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, have shown that searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings, to be published in the upcoming issue of The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, suggest that searching the Web helps to stimulate and may even improve brain function.Read the full story here.Image via Boing Boing.