Wednesday, 9 July 2008

It's Official

Thank you to the people who told me about the article, Blogging makes you happy - it's official in The Age's 'Green Guide', from where this comes:
Researchers in the US have concluded that blogging also makes bloggers better thinkers.

US neurologists Fernette and Brock Eide conducted a survey of the blogosphere and posted their results on their own site. The research began with the proposition that our mental activities actually cause changes in the structures of our brains - not only what we think, but how we think as well.

They decided to focus on blogging because it represents a significant new activity that might be changing the way people think, and concluded that blogging can be a powerful promoter of creative, intuitive and associational thinking.

The sheer ease of being able to publish a blog online promotes spontaneous connections and fosters creativity. The neurologists also concluded that blogging promotes critical and analytical thinking because blogs, at their best, are rich in ideas and promote active exchange and critique.

1 comment:

farmdoc said...

Oh yeah, baby. Keep on bloggin' xx