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Is the World Wide Web becoming our external memory drive?
Whether our laptops, tablets and smartphones have made us smarter or dumber is a matter of endless debate and of scant but growing research. A new study grabs hold of an important corner of that question, finding that we have adapted the way we remember things to a world in which virtually everything is available on the Web.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots Blog
July 14, 2011