Are Search Engines Replacing Memory?


According to a new study focusing on the effects of having instant access to information, scientists have discovered that search engines could be limiting our ability to remember. The experiment showed that those who thought they wouldn’t have future access to the information recalled it more than those who knew they could look it up. While search engines are new, the behavior isn’t. We have been relying on other sources from neighbors to Google to recall information and will only adapt with technology. Read the full article at

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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