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Are search engines reducing our capability to memorize?

1. Now-days no one is trying to memorize information in his memory. For small information also people are seeking help from search engines. He will read it, use it and most probably forget it.
2. If he/she seeks the same information after some days, again he will try to get it from search engines.

What is opinion of you all?


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  • Nov 13 2011: Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow published her paper, “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips.”, that states that people do remember less when they know they can find it again on the web. But they do remember where they can find the information again. So I understand it as we aren't loosing our ability to remember information but developing strategies to make sure we don't forget information and lose it forever by storing the location in out mind and bookmarking its significance.

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