The Google effect: losing your ability to remember things

Here’s a little test for you - can you remember the phone number of your closest relative, partner or friend? For me, I can barely remember my own phone number and address. Here is an interesting article from Science. Sorry about the lack of open access. For those of us who aren’t psychologists or cognitive … Continue reading The Google effect: losing your ability to remember things

From the NY Times: ”The warehouse of words makes it possible to analyze cultural influences statistically in a way previously not possible. Cultural references tend to appear in print much less frequently than everyday words, said Mr. Michel, whose expertise is in applied math and systems biology. An accurate picture needs a huge sample. Checking if … Continue reading