Internet usage does not mean that we are becoming less intelligent,''but we're getting more sophisticated in finding information.
Internet has assumed a prominent place in the circle of friends where people seek information, Sparrow concluded in a study published Thursday by the journal Science on its website.
We used to rely on friends someone who knows everything about baseball or the weather or presidents or movie. People knew who to ask.
If people assume that the data will be easy to find, is more likely to remember where they found the same information as the information discovered. But if you do not think it will be easy to find, is more likely to remember the information itself.
`` It's called transactive memory'', a theory developed some 25 years ago by his co-author, Daniel M. Wegner, of Harvard University, where a group of people collectively stores and retrieves knowledge contributions of each member.
Today is no different, just the computer has become part of the group said. And there are people behind the internet, hence the information, he said. And often more than one source is available, said Sparrow, a professor of psychology at Columbia University.
`` Internet use does not mean that we are becoming less intelligent,''he said, but we are becoming more sophisticated in finding information.
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