Despite worries about the damaging effects of the digital age on brain
development, surfing the internet can, in fact, increase IQ and boost memory in
adults, scientists have found.
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles compared the brains
of middle-aged participants who rarely used the internet to experienced internet
users, as they conducted web searches for an hour each day.
After five days, areas of the prefrontal cortex, which controls the ability
to make decisions and integrate complex information, had become significantly