Google fries your brain

Using Google's search engine is bad for your brain, a writer has claimed.

Nicholas Carr, author of the book The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, has claimed that Google is stunting mental growth of users who use the platform to search for information.

Carr told BBC News: “In many ways I admire Google, but I think they have a narrow view of the way we should be using our minds.”

"They have this very much of an industrial view that everything's about how efficiently you can find that particular bit of information you need - and then move on to the next."

Carr claimed that Google's efforts of making the web simpler are actually having adverse affects on users' intellectual capacity.

He proposed that making websites like Google more difficult to use would ensure that people actually use their brains when looking for information online.