Using your smartphone doesn’t necessarily make you forgetful — it could actually have the opposite effect, experts say.
A study of nearly 160 adults failed to stack up the ‘use it or lose it’ memory theory.
Instead, the memories of volunteers proved stronger when they were allowed to set reminders on their phone.
Study author Dr Sam Gilbert, from University College London, said the results show digital time and location reminders do work.
‘But we need to be careful that we back up the most important information.’
Scientists have long warned that relying too much on technology to remember phone numbers, appointments and shopping lists could cause brain function to deteriorate. But a study of more than 150 Britons failed to stack up the ‘use it or lose it’ theory, instead showing…
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