Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lean online?

Cognitive offloading: How the Internet is increasingly taking over human memory


Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning. In a new article, researchers have found that 'cognitive offloading', or the tendency to rely on things like the Internet as an aide-mémoire, increases after each use.

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