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"Using the internet in place of memory doesn’t make us dumber" - ExtremeTech

Give your brain a workout with Google - it's good for you!

Recent research indirectly supports the need for TLs and teachers to help students develop good internet searching skills - it could actually be good for your brain!

"A UCLA study, published in 2009, clearly shows that a group of people with experience searching the web had twice the brain activity of a naive group when searching for information. By giving their brain a frequent workout with Google, those experienced with the web have strengthened their neural circuitry, and that potentially means that actively using search engines could help stave off decline of mental capacity. The research into this area is far from completed, but early signs are promising."