Thursday, April 02, 2015

Read A Book

Searching for Explanations: How the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge
Here we show that searching the Internet for explanatory knowledge creates an illusion whereby people mistake access to information for their own personal understanding of the information. Evidence from 9 experiments shows that searching for information online leads to an increase in self-assessed knowledge as people mistakenly think they have more knowledge “in the head,” even seeing their own brains as more active as depicted by functional MRI (fMRI) images.
Daily Data explains the study:
Conclusion: Read a book.

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