Are Our Brains Lazy?
Facebook. We all know it, we all love it, and we most probably all use it. But, have you ever stopped and thought that it might be doing more harm than good to our cognitive health? While we innocently scroll our feed, looking at pictures of last night’s work summer party and reminisce about those deadly flaming Sambuca’s, we might actually be altering our memory. You could argue that this is a great thing, after all, who wants to remember the fool they became after knocking back those flaming Sambuca’s? However, photo sharing on Facebook might be changing the way we remember certain events.
Award-winning psychologist, Tracy Packiam Alloway, says: ‘The old school way of remembering facts and information is not necessary. With Google at our finger tips, we don’t need to.’ So, do we rely on Facebook and social media to relay our memories to us? Is Facebook making our brains lazy?