Nowadays, mobile phones have become an indispensable electronic device in our life, both for work and entertainment. Some people think that smart phones impair our ability to remember important details.
However, a new study from the University of London found thatUsing digital devices such as smartphones can help improve memory without making people lazy or forgetful.
To prove this, the researchers developed a unique memory game and asked 158 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 71 to test it.
Participants were presented with 12 numbered circles on the screen and had to drag some of them to the left and others to the right.
If they dragged the circle to the correct position, they were rewarded, with one side being rated as high value, 10 times as high as the other.
Participants performed the task 16 times. They had to remember the first half of the experiment from their memory and were allowed to set reminders using digital devices during the second half.
And it turns out,Volunteers tended to mark high-value circles with reminders from digital devices, and their memory of high-value circles improved by 18 percent, and their memory of low-value circles improved by 27 percent.
Researchers say external memory tools are effective and using them does not cause digital dementia, but helps people store and remember more important information.
Some netizens questioned the results of the study, while others said, "Don't stop yourself from playing with your phone more" and "instantly feel no guilt."