Friday, October 23, 2009

Internet stimulates brain activity

Another study published last week showed that performing simple searches on the internet greatly improved brain function. The study was conducted on 24 volunteers between the ages of 55 and 78. Half were savvy internet users while the others had minimal experience using the web. After they started conducting searches on the internet for just one hour a day, it was found that even those who previously did not use the internet showed remarkable brain activity in the regions of the brain that controlls language, visual, reading and memory skills. In addition areas of the brain that influence working memory and decision-making were also activated. Therefore doing internet searches definitely helps to stimulate the brain and can help to improve cognition in the elderly. It was also demonstrated that within a few days of using the internet, brain functions matched those of experienced internet users.

The brain like other parts of the body needs stimulation to keep itself active and to retain its Mentat for brainabilities. Stimulation such as learning new activities, social interaction, reading etc are very helpful. Ayurvedic herbs such as Bacopa monnieri, Centella asiatica are known to be very stimulating to the brain. Mentat a herbal formulation contains these as well as 24 other herbs and minerals known in Ayurveda to enhance the intellect, memory and cognition. Gotu kola for brainBacopa for brain

1 comment:

  1. S, we often find it difficult to find what we want through search engines, directly and thus have to try different methods of inputs in the message box by logical thinking.
    Using left hand to do regular work ,by a right hander do the best in case of brain activity( I think)