Is The Internet Making You Forget?

Is The Internet Making You Forget?
technology

Our increasing reliance on the Internet to answer virtually any question has handicapped our ability to remember the simplest of facts.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 18 july 2011

If you often fail to remember information that would otherwise be readily available via a quick Google search, then you may be part of a growing population that relies on what is now called “transactive” memory. This type of memory leads to the tendency to rely on family, friends, co-workers, and reference materials (including and especially the Internet) to recall and store information for you.

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