Using the Internet, including Google, has adverse effects on our memory. According to a study, we tend to use the search engine instead of thinking to answer our questions. Worse, nearly 25% of people who visit Google forget what they read there.
A study by the firm specialized in the security of information systems Kaspersky Lab suggests that our impatience resulting digital amnesia. This study was conducted on more than 6000 people worldwide over the age of 16 years. 36% of Internet users admitted move directly to Google when they are faced with a question, even before thinking about. This figure rises to 40% for people over 45 years, which implies that they doubt the ability of their memory.
24% of respondents noted that they did not recall the information after reading them, against 27% for people over 45 years. 12% of Internet users believe that there is no reason to remember the information, since they are always available on the web. For Dr. Maria Wimber, lecturer in psychology at the University of Birmingham, the desire to have rapid access to information, while forgetting the post, has consequences on memory: “Our brain reinforces a memory every time as you look back, but he tends to forget those who do not matter. “The fact to remember information helps to create a permanent memory, while constantly searching for on the Internet prevents construction a solid memory.
Another study by Harvard University in the US found that people were more likely to remember information if they believe it has been erased from a computer. Users of Google have also increased their intelligence estimates. An experiment conducted during this study was to ask questions to the university students and then note their intelligence: those who answered using the Internet had a more positive view of their intellect than others.
In conclusion, the experts who conducted the study say that we regard the Internet as a partner that holds the information for us, a fact that can affect our memory. But do not worry, you can learn these four very simple ways to improve your ability to learn. Are you going on Google to check information or you prefer to learn by yourself?