Surfing the net might be good for you

October 14, 2008 1:49:35 PM PDT
Surfing the internet could be good for your brain, so says a new small study that found a little bit of Googling is exercise for your mind. The study in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found middle-aged and older subjects who spent time searching for information on the internet did show signs of more brain activity than those who simply engaged in reading.

Scientists say this simple everyday computer task seems to be activating neural circuits and it's possible that this is something that strengthens our brains as we do it.