Friday, August 21, 2015

New technologies have an impact on our memory – RTL info

How many phone numbers do you know by heart? For many people, they can be counted on the fingers of one or both hands or on one or two fingers. Our brains they would become under-trained and lazy? With smartphones, we no longer need to memorize numbers, they do it for us in large quantities and without effort.

1 in 3 does not know the number of his partner

A total of 34% of Europeans over 16 years would not know it from their partner’s phone number. For older, there is a risk. “ I think you have to learn the multiplication tables, you have to memorizing efforts. This is useful for the functioning of the brain and gray matter ,” said a witness interviewed by Vincent Jamoulle . “ We have a brain, you have to use it from time to time. It is so easy to be seen, I’m not sure that’s a good idea ,” said a Liégeoise .

Specialists reassure

However, for young people, there would be no problem. “ It makes life easier, this is normal. Smartphones are made for that, so we took the opportunity to let breathe the brain ,” said one young man.

Specialists do not care either. “ Take the example of the GPS function, you go inland use our card. You lose some things, but we have Google, and we have access to an extraordinary knowledge, so we will win another next , “says Steven Laureys, a neurologist at the University Hospital of the ULG.

Leave room for reflection and creativity

Be less numbers and addresses to remember also leaves more room in the brain for creativity and reflection, as well as to sort the many information available.

When television and radio have emerged, they have led the same kind of reactions.


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