Scientists at UCLA have discovered that older adults with limited Internet experience were able to boost brain functions after a week of interacting with the web.

Scientists at UCLA have discovered that older adults with limited Internet experience were able to boost brain functions after a week of interacting with the web. Participants in the study activated centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The researchers are hopeful that this means some kind of Internet training could enhance sluggish brain functioning in older adults.

Science Daily reports:

As the brain ages, a number of structural and functional changes occur, including atrophy, reductions in cell activity and increases in deposits of amyloid plaques and tau tangles, which can impact cognitive function.

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