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Is Google killing your memory?


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We're all living in the age of Google. What are search engines and technology doing to our memory? BrainCraft investigates the effects of the search engine.

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Is Google Ruining Your Memory? - Yale Scientific

Is France larger or smaller than Transalpine Gaul? What is the source of the Danube River? If a 21st-century student ever needed to know, his or her reaction would be automatic — just Google it. Science can explain why we have grown increasingly reliant on Internet search engines like Google.

In the era of 'Google Effects," why memory matters - Forbes

The good news is you’re not losing your mind, you’re just adapting to the Internet age. A study, called “Google Effects on Memory,” published last week in the journal Science proves what we’ve suspected for a long time: We don’t remember as much as we should, but we sure remember how to Google for the answer.

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