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How the web & apps are changing your brain

The brain is a fascinating thing. It morphs over time, forming new connections, assimilating new information, and forging new pathways.

According to this video we stumbled across, our brains are also evolving in a new way thanks to technology.

If you’ve ever spent more than 30 seconds thinking about it, you probably already assume, as the clip notes, that Google sort of acts as an external hard drive for your own gray matter.

But does that mean we’re getting dumber? Or just that we’re thinking smarter, not harder?

Want more tech-brain mashup science? Check out our posts on how brain waves could replace passwords, why the Obama administration is spending $100 million to map the human brain, and how this group of scientists captured a video of a thought being formed in the brain.

Source: AcademicEarth
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