Digital Dependence: Study Reveals Internet Causes “Amnesia”

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NORTH TEXAS - What would we do without the Internet? It's how we communicate, keep up with the news and shop 'til we drop.

But a new study claims the web might be bad for our brains. According to the software firm Kaspersky Lab, the 'net is giving people digital amnesia.

Their findings found this disorder doesn't discriminate by age or sex. Researchers say about 91% of people surveyed admit they use the internet as an extension of their brain. 50% say they turn to the internet before even trying to remember a fun fact or a phone number.

Do you suffer from smartphone amnesia? How many numbers on your contact list do you actually know? If it’s not that many don’t worry. You’re not alone.

So before you hit search on Google, challenge yourself to re-live life before the Internet and see if you can actually remember it--or you could just forget about it.