With so many advances in technology and the ability to go mobile with “miniature computers”, we may be inadvertently rewriting how our brains process information. In this modern era, mobile technology makes it possible for you to never memorize anyone’s phone number, email, or street address. It also enables you to never use a reference book, rotary phone, or paper map again because Google has all the answers.
It’s Not That We Can’t Remember: We Just Don’t Have To
Our brains have a great capacity for memorizing information. The more you train your memory, the more you can remember, and the easier memorization will be. However, in an age where you can live a life where auto-check negates even remembering how to spell, is it possible we are changing our brains in irreversible ways? That is a question many scientists are trying to answer.