Roger L. Simon

Good News for Aging Internet Trolls

It’s hard to know how old Internet trolls are. The conventional wisdom is most of them are young, but with unemployment up at ten percent, we can safely assume some trolls, at least, are pushing up into the senior realms.

Well, good news for them because, brainless as their contributions often may be, their brains themselves are being improved by their endless midnight ramblings: “Adults with little Internet experience show changes in their brain activity after just one week online, a new study finds.

The results suggest Internet training can stimulate neural activation patterns and could potentially enhance brain function and cognition in older adults.”

Well, trolls clearly can’t be classified as people with “little Internet experience,” but just as increased cardio exercise has been shown to be good for brain function, it may be that the more time you spend on the Internet, the sharper you are. Of course, this remains to be researched (could be the reverse or could be the equivalent of too many glasses of red wine). But, for now, good news for trolls indeed!

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