Biology

Will Google take over our minds?

Google, most of us use it every day to search the web and find our favourite websites. You may have even found us with it! And, even if you  did use another search engine – there’s a good chance you may have still referred to yourself as “Googiling” something as in 2006 ‘Google’ became a verb in the Oxford English Dictionary and is nowadays a byword for many people who are simply searching the web.

During Brain Awareness Week last year, the Speech Communication Lab at UCL invited people on Twitter to send in questions for scientists at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, using the hashtag #askaneuroscientist.

In the above video Prof Geraint Rees answers one of those questions asked and explores if your brain is affected by the amount of friends you have on Facebook.