“Long-term couple rely on each other to act as one another’s memory.” – Daniel Wegner
This sounds like something I did when I was in high school. My mum always knew where things are, so I don’t bother remembering where I kept my things. I simply ask her and she produces it. She’s awesome.
According to a research study by a group of researchers presented on BBC online portal, we seem to be relying more on the computer and the internet to help us remember things than our own memory.
Do you think we are becoming dumber?
The researchers pointed us to the quote in the opening. If long-term couples can depend on each other to store things and remember them [Transactional memory], Depending on our computer or the internet to aid us in remembering does not make us dumb, does it?
We seem to develop another set of skill of knowing where and how we store information on the web and on our computers. The web and our computers are therefore serving as out transactional memory.
Do you think we are becoming dumber in this computer and internet age?
Let’s discuss it in the comment section. I will love to know what your thoughts are. Thanks!
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Image: Ambro / FreeDigitalPhotos.net for the second photograph