Google: Our source for every info could actually lead to dementia

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6 December, 2017 14:05 PM

Google: Our source for every info could actually lead to dementia

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Frequent use of Google to search for information may lead to dementia, says a study.

Researchers say that rather than using our brain, most of us rely on Google, which is not right.

Researchers have described the practice as an 'experiment' they are conducting on themselves.

"It's important to promote good brain health and to do that is to use it, but these days we seem to outsource our brain to the internet," said Frank Gunn-Moore, from the University of St Andrews in the UK.

"If we want to know something, we look it up online rather than trying to recall the information from our memory," Gunn-Moore was quoted as saying to The Sunday Post.

"It's an experiment the human race is running and we will have to wait and see if this outsourcing affects dementia prevalence," he said.

Gun-Moore will be speaking at the annual Alzheimer Scotland Christmas event in Edinburgh on December 14.

"There are several factors that could result in Alzheimer?s ? environment, stress on the brain, genetics," he said.

In 2015, the number of people with dementia reached almost 45 million, two times more than in 1990, according to a rough estimate.


(With Zee News and Agency inputs)