Can’t remember any information until and unless you have to look it up on Google? Welcome to the world of Google Effect! Let’s dig in what it is and most importantly is the ‘Google Effect’ really messing with your brain?
The ‘Google Effect’ or ‘Digital Amnesia’ explains how people tend to use the internet as a personal memory bank. In other words, people can’t remember information without looking it up. (Defined by Dictionary.com)
WHERE DOES THE GOOGLE EFFECT COME FROM?
WHY ‘GOOGLE EFFECT’ IS ALSO CALLED DIGITAL AMNESIA?
IS THE ‘GOOGLE EFFECT’ REALLY MESSING WITH YOUR BRAIN?
Earlier studies indicate that we are getting more and more primed to click on a computer rather than engaging in interpersonal intellectual communication with colleagues or friends. Subsequently, we are getting more cocooned. This phenomenon is replacing a person’s circle of friends with the Internet. Some aver that the easy availability of information on the internet is leading to ‘intellectual laziness’, making them less ‘memory-oriented’ on certain aspects. In short, the ‘Google effect’ isn’t just messing with our brains but with our social lives too.
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