Check out the video on PBS Idea Channel:

Read More:
Research Shows That Internet Is Rewiring Our Brains
"The generation gap has been upgraded. In a world brimming with ever-advancing technology, the generations are now separated by a "brain gap" between young "digital natives" and older "digital immigrants," according to Dr. Gary Small, director of UCLA's Memory and Aging Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and UCLA's Parlow-Solomon Chair on Aging."

If Your Brain Were A Computer, How Much Storage Space Would It Have?
"The comparison between the human brain and a computer is not a perfect one, but it does lend itself to some interesting lines of inquiry."

The Magical Mystery Four: How is Working Memory Capacity Limited and Why?
"Working memory storage capacity is important because cognitive tasks can be completed only with sufficient ability to hold information as it is processed."

What Is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain?
"Can an old head injury suddenly cause detrimental effects much later in life?"

Working Memory Capacity

The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory;jsessionid=96CE3BFEDB3F2533BA587C56262047FD?cc=us&lang=en&
"As the pace of technological change accelerates, we are increasingly experiencing a state of information overload."

Torkel Klingberg, Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience

Internet Use Affects Memory, Study Finds
"The widespread use of search engines and online databases has affected the way people remember information, researchers are reporting."

Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips
"The advent of the Internet, with sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger."

Watch More:
Archiving Memories on the Internet
TestTube Wild Card
When Do Childhood Memories Fade?


DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily.

Watch More DNews on TestTube

Subscribe now!

DNews on Twitter

Anthony Carboni on Twitter

Laci Green on Twitter

Trace Dominguez on Twitter

DNews on Facebook

DNews on Google+

Discovery News

Download the TestTube App: