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    The Google effect: Internet as a personal memory bank

    In “Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips,” Betsy Sparrow, Jenny Liu, and Daniel M. Wegner examine the relationship between personal memory and the use of the Internet to access information instantly.  They hypothesize that the Internet encourages individuals to “store” information outside themselves,…
    Terry Stoops, July 28, 2011