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2011-07-15 11:45:00

Increased use of Internet search engines such as Google are changing the way the human brain remembers information, according to new research by a psychologist at Columbia University. The study, led by Prof. Betsy Sparrow and published online in the journal Science on Thursday, finds that internet searches are making information easy to forget, as more people rely on their computers as a source of "external memory." Researchers examined the so-called "Google effect," and found people had...