News: Internet Use Affects Memory, Study Finds - NYTimes.com

15 July 2011 01:26 PM CDT


I view this as a major benefit.  If we can rely on accessing information via the internet we can free up portions of our brain and memory to ponder greater, larger, more complex issues.  I also believe in the power of recall.  Using the internet as a trusted source of information I often know exactly where to look to recall the specifics of something in particular.  My brain has more-or-less become a roadmap for where to look for a particular piece of knowledge.  I may not remember the specifics of the item, but I remember the item and where to go for the specifics.  As a result, I feel my memory has adapted to function with the internet.