Our memory appears to be adapting to technology, for better or worse.

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People are recalling information less, and instead can remember where to find the information they have forgotten.

According to a new study focusing on the effects of having instant access to information, scientists have discovered that search engines could be limiting our ability to remember. The experiment showed that those who thought they wouldn’t have future access to the information recalled it more than those who knew they could look it up.

While search engines are new, the behavior isn’t. We have been relying on other sources from neighbors to Google to recall information and will only adapt with technology. Read the full article at arstechnica.com

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