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Caution: The Internet May Be Hazardous to Your Humanity

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A study of the use of areas of the brain during different activities found that it is markedly more active when carrying out an internet search than when reading a book.
The stimulation was concentrated in the frontal, temporal and cingulate areas, which control visual imagery, decision-making and memory.

The areas associated with abstract thinking and empathy showed virtually no increase in stimulation.

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