When I first saw the header on this story, I thought to myself, "Oh great. Another article trying to scare us out of using computers." I'm glad I read on. This study and others like it could hold the seeds of advances in the prevention/treatment of dementia, Alzheimer's, brain injury, stroke, etc.
(I often tried to convince my mother during the early days of her Parkinson's to get and use a laptop, but she resisted and now wouldn't be able to maneuver it. She did some work on a desktop computer before becoming ill, but it never became second nature and was always a laborious process for her. I wonder if a little more encouragement from me would have enabled brain changes that could have delayed her deterioration...)
UCLA Study: The Internet Is Altering Our Brains