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# 36188 21-Jun-2009 21:04
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Before I start, I would like to remind you all this is not a OS war. PC = Personal Computer, that means Mac's and well.. PC's alike (windows if you like)

I've been rather curious lately after reading an article that suggests by research on the computer (google for example) can be more benefical than reading.

Here is what the snippet said

When you search the Internet, you engage key centers in your brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning — and these few clicks may be more mentally stimulating than reading, say UCLA scientists. Their studies found that Internet searching uses neural circuitry that's not activated during reading — but only in people with prior Internet experience. MRI results showed almost 3 times more brain activity in regular Internet searchers than in first-timers, suggesting that repeated Googling can be a great way to build cognitive strength over time.

Tip: Spend around 20 minutes a few days a week searching topics you've always wanted to learn more about — regardless of how seemingly frivolous. Whether you're researching a celebrity's latest pratfalls or musical harmony, the benefits to your brain are the same.

This brings me to my question: Are people who use the computer and search engines, able to learn quicker?
Do we really hold a benefit over those who don't use the computer?

From whats written above, the benefits could be (are) decision-making and complex reasoning. Are there any other benefits?

Im interested in your own opinions and/or articles/facts you have.

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  # 227270 22-Jun-2009 09:18
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I think that using a computer doesnt make you smarter, but for those of us who think in a certain way it is a great way to gather a large volume of information, and allows us to quickly decide what information is relevant e.t.c. Much in the same way that your IQ is an evaluation of your ability to absorb and process information, googling e.t.c. uses these same  things to use effectively. However, it doesnt make us smarter, just lucky that our brains work this way. I had a teacher at high school with one of the highest IQ's in the bay of plenty. but man he did some stupid stuff...

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