Internet ‘speeds up decision making and brain function’

Internet use could improve brain function and speed up decision-making, but it comes at the expense of empathy and the ability to think in abstract terms, scientists have found.A study of the use of areas of the brain during different activities found that it is markedly more active when carrying out an internet search than when reading a book.The stimulation was concentrated in the frontal, temporal and cingulate areas, which control visual imagery, decision-making and memory.

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