Internet Use Can Affect Our Memory

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A team of researchers have found little day earlier through a study that the spread of databases and search engines world wide can affect the human memory.

The New York Times report has also stated “In spite of remembering anything further more often people are taking the help of the computer. That’s why Betsy Sparrow (an assistant professor of psychology at Columbia), her team mate Daniel M. Wegner (from the university of Harvard) and Jenny Liu (from the University of Wisconsin) have done different kinds of memory related experiment.”

In an experiment they have given participants to perform 40 bits of trivia, because they have thought that these are in general indicating more likely to remember the information, if they thought that they would not be quite being able to find it later.

By keeping the link with this fact the authors of this study have stated “Practically the participants are not taking more time to remember, because they always think that they can look up that trivia statement later which they have read little earlier.”

Their second experiment was to determine if the computer accessibility precisely affects anymore regarding what we are remembering.

As for demonstration the researchers have given a sweet example of it that is if we need think about our flags then the first preference that we choose is go online and searched it.

Though, in this case the researchers only have given those participants a simple task i.e. to remember trivia statement itself which they have kept five folders of a computer, but more surprisingly they have found that people remember the location of the folders but not trivia statement.

Dr. Sparrow later accepts that these kinds of usage can blow my mind.

Though, in the current world the effects on memory are remaining unexplored to all. But in this matter Dr. Sparrow has said “In general our brain is working as an external storage system.”

Later she also added “At present we are adopting a new kind of technology for the communications.”