Navegar na internet melhora cerebro
Posted 17 Outubro 2008on:
Ha tempos atrás, discutia-se sobre a possiblidade da facilidade com que se faz pesquisas no Google (e qualquer outro motor de busca) pudesse tornar-nos “burros”. Mas recentemente a ideia de Carr, foi contradita por Neurocientistas da Universidade da California, que segundo eles, fazer pesquisas na internet excita mais o cérebro do que ler, fazer um puzzle, palavras cruzadas, e qualquer outro jogo de “Exercitar a mente”.
Aqui fica um excerto do TeleGraph:
Scientists discovered that searching the world wide web exercised the mind far more than reading and was similar to completing crosswords and puzzles.
Brain scans showed that going online stimulated larger parts of the brain than the relatively passive activity of reading a novel or non-fiction book.
It was so stimulating that the authors of the study believe it could actually help people maintain healthier brains into their old age.
“The study results are encouraging, that emerging computerised technologies may have physiological effects and potential benefits for middle-aged and older adults,” said principal investigator Dr. Gary Small, a professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at University of California.
“Internet searching engages complicated brain activity, which may help exercise and improve brain function.