Internet Use May Help You Search and Find….A Healthier Mind

A UCLA study finding that older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key brain centers that control decision-making and complex reasoning after just one week of surfing the Web was covered Oct. 19 by HealthDay News, Live Science, Asian News International, U.K Press Association, Daily Mail, Times of India, Psychology Today, the Irish Independent, the Singapore Straits Times, KNX Radio 1070AM and more than 100 CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates nationwide. Oct. 20 coverage included the Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog, New York Daily News, KTLA-Channel 5, WebMD, Scientific American, National Geographic, All Headline News, London Telegraph and Malaysian National News Agency. The Topeka Capital Journal, Toronto-Sun Star, Daily Freeman Press, Investor’s Business Daily, and Daily Tech website also covered the story. Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and a professor with the Semel Institute, and Teena Moody, a senior research associate at the Semel Institute, were quoted. The study was presented Oct. 19 at the 2009 Society of Neuroscience meeting.