Memory in the digital world

IB Psychology: Memory in the digital world

In 2008, Nicholas Carr wrote an article for the magazine “The Atlantic” which asked a provocative question: Is Google making us stupid? As computers have become not just a significant part of our social life, but also our day at school, the use of technology has raised many questions. There has been a lot of anecdotal evidence where people claim that computers either help or hinder their learning, but up until now,...


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Harriet Hogarth 23 March 2018 - 19:00

Hi John,
I am a bit confused on Sparrow's follow-up expt. with the results - the mean of correct answers states, for example 0.23 [in the top lefthand side] in the table. Am I missing something?
Thanks Harriet

John Crane 24 March 2018 - 13:08

Dear Harriet,

Sorry, incorrect heading. Fixed. Well spotted!

Harriet Hogarth 27 March 2018 - 10:02

Thanks John. The hoot of it is that Kognity has those results as well [hence total confusion] - I wonder what site they used to get them???

John Crane 29 March 2018 - 08:06

Actually, I think that this is the way it is represented in the original document from the researchers.


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