Is Google Wrecking Our Memory?

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:00:51 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/09/are_search_engines_and_the_internet_hurting_human_memory.html>

"So what’s going on? Each time we reach for the mouse pad when we space out on
the ingredients for a Tom Collins or the capital of Arkansas, are we losing the
power to retain knowledge?

The short answer is: No. Machines aren’t ruining our memory.

The longer answer: It’s much, much weirder than that!"

Interesting article on transactive memory. Via Jon Swabey.

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*** Xanni ***

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Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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