Internet Changes the Way You Remember, Say Researchers

The Times reports that Internet users are less likely to remember information that they believe exists in easily accessible form online. In one instance, subjects in a study were better able to remember into what computer folder they had placed information than the information itself. “That kind of blew my mind,” said a researcher. We’re going to spend the morning listing in reverse order the female Wimbledon champions without consulting Wikipedia, just to prove to ourselves we still can.

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