Have I "googled" my brain?

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Offline lolaryan

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Have I "googled" my brain?
« on: 12/04/2008 10:46:18 »
Hi, I am slightly worried that constant use and easy access to Google is affecting my ability to recall information. Before the days of Google if I needed to remember some information I would think and think and eventually it would come to me. Nowadays as long as I have access to a computer I have instant access to the answer and my recall seems to have got a lot worse. Has a lack of use affected the physical structure of my brain or is this what getting older is like?


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Have I "googled" my brain?
« Reply #1 on: 13/04/2008 02:44:54 »
if you don't use it, you lose it.

or so the saying goes.

I think the usage of google and other applications online open up a different set of skills for us. You need to know how to trawl through the sites that aren't the greatest source of information, to get specific search results you need to have adequate search skills. 

The brain has been known to redefine functions in cases of loss of sight and/or brain trauma.

There's nothing stopping you having to think about a solution.. but simply 'googling' it can be easier.