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Are gadgets wiping out our memory?

Over the last few weeks there’s been a discussion about what’s called 'digital amnesia', phenomenon describing the trust humans have on a digital device to store and remember data for you (such as phone numbers).

It is said that as a result enlisted on technology to remember things for us, we are developing digital amnesia.

Cape Talk/ 702's Stephen Grootes spoke to Professor of Neurology at Wits University, Girish Modi. Prof Modi against the notion that digital amnesia is destroying memory of young people. He argues that all the information we memorise is eventually lost and doesn't make a difference. He adds that how we interpret information is more important.

Listen to the conversation below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Are gadgets wiping out our memory?


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