Using Internet Helps with Memory

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 26, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    NYT: The Internet is frequently blamed for messing with our minds, making us superficial, distracted and even deluded. But a new study suggests that for some people, using it could actually be healthy.

    In a study, those who said they didn’t use the Internet or email did worse on the test over time, while those who did actually improved — the effect remained after the researchers took into account age and socioeconomic status.

    Using the Internet and email might be beneficial because “our brains need to learn new things and interact with other brains.” He explained, “our ‘memory’ is not inside, it is between us, in our day-by-day life when we talk and see each other.” And Internet use may be one way to maintain connections and forge new ones: “Digital literacy is about contact, new horizons, inclusion and humanization, so we start to be an active part of society again.”

    http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/how-the-internet-could-protect-your-memory/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=opinion&_r=0
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 27, 2014 12:08 AM GMT
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Fuck, I forgot what I was going to type.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Aug 27, 2014 12:44 AM GMT
    paulflexes said...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Fuck, I forgot what I was going to type.

    You were going to agree.
  • TealSock

    Posts: 30

    Sep 15, 2014 3:32 AM GMT
    I always get told that I remember the most insignificant things, and I use the internet to read random crap everyday and have been before I was even a teenager.

    It's just like how people say Wikipedia isn't trustworthy, when there is so much knowledge on there, it would be stupid to dismiss it. Studies have already shown that Wikipedia is actually the majority of the time 100% accurate.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 25, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    Fuck, I forgot what I was going to type.

    You were going to agree.
    I forgot about this thread until now. icon_lol.gif