Caught sight of this intriguing article in Digital Life, Straits Times this week.
A study done in Los Angelos found that the act of searching the Internet simulates key parts of the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning.
The researchers observed that during Web searching, subjects registered more high-order brain activity than that registered during book reading and that web-savvy subjects had twice the amount of brain activity during Web searching compared those who were unfamiliar with the Internet.
Isn't this great news for most of us? We can now indulge in guilt-free web surfing, and still be mentally stimulated, compared to reading a book. For me, I still like a good, old fashioned book. But that's just me.