Evidence that Smartphones are used to supplant thinking

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From National Public Radio Blogs:

“We all know a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Research increasingly supports a related proposition — that easy knowledge can be a dangerous thing. More specifically, having knowledge at our fingertips, as smartphones and intelligent search algorithms increasingly allow, might have negative consequences for human cognition.

This idea isn’t a new one, but it has received new life this week as media sources have turned to a paper by psychologists at the University of Waterloo provocatively titled, “The brain in your pocket: Evidence that Smartphones are used to supplant thinking.”

Read more at NPR Blogs: “Easy Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing (Maybe)” by Tania Lombrozo

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