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Web surfing may improve brain function

October 19, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Want to give your brain a boost as you get older? Try Web surfing!A new study shows older adults who start browsing the Web improve their brain function within days.

A UC Berkeley professor says it's because the Internet makes you think and make decisions, and this stimulates "the thinking brain."

In other words, say researchers, you can teach an old brain new technology tricks.

The study involved subjects from 55 to 78 years old and was presented Monday night to the Society for Neuroscience.

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