How the Internet is affecting our brains?
We’re relying on Google to store knowledge long-term, instead of our own brains.
Neuroimaging of frequent Internet users shows twice as much activity in the short term memory as sporadic users during online tasks.
Our brains use information stored in the long-term memory to facilitate critical thinking.
Does the Internet rewire your brain?
The truth is that everything you do changes your brain. Everything. Every little thought or experience plays a role in the constant wiring and rewiring of your neural networks. Yes, the internet is rewiring your brain.
How does technology impact the brain?
Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention spans and sleep cycles. This is attributed to a scientific phenomenon known as neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to alter its behavior based on new experiences.
Is Google search affecting our intelligence?
It seems so, according to a new study that claims that the Internet has a direct impact on how our memory works. The research, conducted by psychologists of Columbia and Harvard Universities, is the first of its kind to examine the effect of search engines on the human memory.