Do you have trouble remembering where you put your keys? Wallet? Cell phone?Do you have difficulty recalling what you did yesterday? Details of the movie you saw last weekend? Or, people’s names?

Memory in the brain is like a filing cabinet.  When we are able to label events, data, and interactions effectively, we can retrieve the folder where we stored information when we seek it.  When we attempt to file information while busily multi-tasking or distracted, our filing cabinet becomes disorganized and items get lost or mislabeled.   Researchers have linked memory issues with changes in technology.  Attached is an article with 5 reasons our smart phones (and other devices) have complicated our ability to remember.

How Technology Is Warping Memory