Study: seniors who use Facebook have sharp minds

February 20, 2013 6:53:09 PM PST
A new study claims older Americans who use Facebook have sharper minds. The study, which was commissioned by Facebook and involved just 40 people, found that those over the age of 65 performed better on memory exercises after learning how to use Facebook compared to those who didn't.

Other studies have shown learning a new skill, along with social interaction, can hone mental abilities.

The Facebook study was presented this month at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.