Is the Internet actually changing the human species?
A new study from UCLA says we're actually evolving. Researches speculate computer skills improve our ability to make quick decisions and efficient filtering information.
There is a catch though. Researchers say too many computer users are losing face-to-face social skills because they spend so much time alone. The study, the first of its kind to assess the impact of Internet searching on brain performance.
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"Our most striking finding was that Internet searching appears to engage a greater extent of neural circuitry that is not activated during reading -- but only in those with prior Internet experience," said Small, who is also the director of UCLA's Memory and Aging Research Center.