Sunday, August 21, 2011
Google Effects on Memory
It has been debated now for some time. It reminds me of the debate when calculators first became common. Will we forget how to perform arithmetic functions if we have a calculator at hand? Yet this is different. Here the availability of search often sends us to the computer right away. And the computer has more breadth of memory than we have. So will this weaken our memory? We would agree, until we directly link brain and computer, that it is good to have personal memory of many things. The link has an abstract and link to the full pdf.