Re: Can google cause memory loss??
Originally Posted by mart
I don't think Google causes memory loss because mostly
, we are looking for information that we didn't have in the first place. Google (other search engines are available) is no more than a quick way of finding that information . BeforMarte Internet searches, we'd have to resort to books (for instance) and that took a whole lot longer. I don't think we're generally going to forget information just because we gained it quickly and easily via the Internet rather than from a book.
Names or other information that we have known but can't bring easily to mind can be searched for in order to jog the memory at the right time ..when in conversation on a particular topic for example. This saves the information being 'on the tip of the tongue' and not quite remembered. It's not that it wouldn't be remembered given time but this usually happens in a 'Ureka!' moment at three o'clock in the morning when remembering it has become quite irrelevant.
That's just life, especially as we get older. Nothing to do with the Internet era in my opinion.
Yes Mart, l get your drift, l have thought about this quite a
From your reply it seems you believe that we are still using
our brains in other ways when we use google and so we
wont be affecting our evolutionary imperative to USE IT OR
I contend that that imperative will still operate because not
enough people will use their brains for other things vthan
storing memories? The vast majority will just use google as
if it were their own brain, due mainly to the bhuman trait of
laziness etc, and will not bother to USE IT as it were?
Therefore, given enough time the human brain will cotract as
it is no longer needed for bsurvival to the extent it used
What do you think?