A neuroscientist Betsy Sparrow said, “People actively do not make the effort to remember when they think they can look up information later”.
A research is carried out at Columbia University showing that human memory is hurt by Internet search. Internet has provided us with great search engines like Google. We look up for movies, songs, multimedia, researches, books, online helping tools, health caring suggestions etc on Internet everyday. However, such searches over Internet is harming effectively human brain. To be more accurate, “Internet has replaced our brain’s ability to remember information”. We remember only tools or websites instead of information itself.
According to the study, we use our brains as computer uses external hard disks – back up data storage. High percentage of population has access to the Internet shows the high dependency on Internet. Even we people don’t bother to remember because we have an alternate in the form of Internet. Actually, we living with Google brains not with human brains. Even sometimes if we don’t find anything on Internet, we simply ignore its existence.
The study’s participants went through four tests to conclude such frightening results. Please let us know whether you agree or not? through your comments.