memory

Google Is Making Us Forgetful, But Does It Matter?

Research studies by Betsy Sparrow of Columbia University "support a growing belief that people are using the Internet as a personal memory bank: the so-called Google effect." Yes, the awareness that we can look things up easily later makes our memories worse. But when it comes to retrieving that online data, she notes, "We're remarkably efficient."

Memrise Has a New Vision for Learning Langauges

For adults, the early part of learning a new language is all drudgery and repetition. But a new company called Memrise is the next stage of evolution in language e-learning, and it might just roll right over premium products like Rosetta Stone.