Study: Spending time on Facebook could benefit the brain

Study: Spending time on Facebook could benefit the brain

Study: Spending time on Facebook could benefit the brain

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM

(WHAS11) -- Research says that spending time on Facebook can benefit your brain.

A University of Arizona study finds adults older than 65 did about 25 percent better on memory exercises after learning how to use Facebook than those who do not use the site.

Past studies show both learning a new skill and getting more social interaction can sharpen mental abilities.

The lead researcher says Facebook's complicated website led to the improvements.
 

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