Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips

@article{Sparrow2011GoogleEO,
  title={Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips},
  author={Betsy Sparrow and Jenny J W Liu and Daniel M. Wegner},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333},
  pages={776 - 778}
}
Owing to Internet search, we are more likely to encode “where” aspects of memory rather than “what.” The advent of the Internet, with sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger. No longer do we have to make costly efforts to find the things we want. We can “Google” the old classmate, find articles online, or look up the actor who was on the tip of our tongue. The results of four studies suggest that when faced with difficult questions… 

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