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‘Google Effect’ – You Are More Likely to Forget Information You Read Online

Study:  ‘Google Effect’ Means You Are More Likely to Forget Information You Read Online
You can get information about nearly anything instantly using the internet; but a new study finds Googling information can make you more likely to forget things compared to reading it in a book.
This phenomenon is known as “digital amnesia” or “the Google effect.”
University of Cologne researchers write, “When externally stored information is easily accessible and retrievable, individuals are not inclined to deeply process the details since they can easily look up the information whenever needed. […] This strategic management of knowledge allows individuals to save attentional resources for other day-to-day activities.”

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  • A study finds when we read information online we are less likely to remember it than if we read it in a book
  • Researchers say this is because our brains view online info as easily accessible, so it means the brain can free up attentional resources for other day-to-day activities


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