National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Digital Amnesia


Beulah Jasmine Rao, Ashok Kumar Dhanwal

The Internet and Internet-enabled devices have transformed our everyday lives and relationships. We entrust them with our precious personal information including contacts and images and rely on them to connect us to a vast repository of knowledge, anytime, anywhere. Digital technologies are not just transforming the way we live and work; they are changing the way we think, learn, behave-and remember.1 The long term effects of digital device and Internet use are being actively investigated by cognitive neuroscientists, psychologists and many others. Large-scale studies are still in their infancy results can be contradictory, and their interpretation contentious. Considerable attention is currently focused on the potential effect of technologies, such as gaming, on brain development, behavior and cognitive skills particularly among young people. The study conducted in US found that, an overwhelming number of people can easily admit their dependency on the Internet and devices as a tool for remembering. The results show that almost all (91.2%) of those surveyed agreed that they use the Internet as an online extension of their brain, with little variation across genders and age groups studied (for example: 89.9% of men and 92.6% of women).
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