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Google boggling our brains? Study says humans use internet as their main 'memory' | Mai... - 6 views

    The Internet is becoming our main source of memory instead of our own brains, a study has concluded.
    In the age of Google, our minds are adapting so that we are experts at knowing where to find information even though we don't recall what it is. The researchers found that when we want to know something we use the Internet as an 'external memory' just as computers use an external hard drive. Nowadays we are so reliant on our smart phones and laptops that we go into 'withdrawal when we can't find out something immediately'.

    And such is our dependence that having our Internet connection severed is growing 'more and more like losing a friend'.
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