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Cognitive Offloading

Without argument, the world wide web is one of the most significant inventions of humankind and, whenever we feel struggled, obviously the first place we seek help. However, this very regular routine of our life seems dangerous. According to some prominent researches, day by day, we are slowly losing our ability to solve problems with our neurons and falling this tricky pitfall:

Thinking the internet as an extension of our memory.

There is even a cool term for it, “cognitive offloading”. Thus, backed by science, the phenomenon is also referring to other perils of this mental lazyness, like distortion of our critical thinking mechanism.

So, here is the task: next time when you encounter a problem, try to solve by yourself or ask someone that you may take some help from, don’t ask Google.

Further look: The Skill You’re Slowly Losing

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