Reading this article could seriously change your brain

His brain is changing.

Dr Gary Small of UCLA, one of America's leading neurologists, has written a book, iBrain - Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind. His research indicates that internet use and web-browsing has a marked effect on our brains, especially in the case of young people.

Although research at UCLA has revealed that just one hour of internet use per day can measurably boost brain function, there may be links between excessive computer use and conditions such as attention deficit disorder, depression and anxiety in younger people.

To counteract all this, Professor Small recommends taking regular breaks away from the computer. Researchers at Harvard University discovered that a quick 20-30 minute nap had the effect of significantly improving computer performance.

Right, I'm off for a kip.