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Google-ing fast making human memory history: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:55

London: A new study has revealed that Britons have lost the ability to remember key dates in history as a result of easy searching on sites like search/google.html"> Google.

The study of 2,000 adults revealed that 87 percent of the respondents rely heavily on the internet to look up things and made less effort to remember them traditionally.

According to, almost half of Britons could not name the year Princess Diana died while four in ten did not know the 9/11 attacks took place in 2001.

The study commissioned by Grant`s Whisky aimed to examine how much today`s Britons knew about famous historical events and when they occurred.

A spokesman for Grant`s Whisky said that certain dates are impressed upon us a lot at school and tend to stick but clearly the art for remembering dates fades and it seems that people are now retaining less.

He further said that the internet could be changing the traditional way people remember and process things as compared to older generations, the report added.


First Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:55

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