Google Effects on Memory

This scientific research paper is a quick read. The reading, however, is interrupted in few places by the actual numeric data from the research which appear quite cryptic. But you can skip over the numeric data and still come away with a clear understanding of what the research is about and its findings. The paper eventually comes to a comprehensible conclusion written in plain English for normal folks.

Here it is:
Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips (pdf)

Lot of us already feel that this is happening in our lives. However, the data and the findings solidify our feel and give us concrete belief and the conviction to act upon the knowledge.

UX professionals should read and ponder.
The way we handle user experience in numerous domains will ultimately be shaped by the human adaptation such as the one discussed in this paper.

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