ChatGPT Use Ruins Memory and Academic Performance According to This Study By Pakistani Researchers

The rise of ChatGPT has made it so that countless students all around the world have turned to it because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making homework a lot easier to do. However, according to a new study found in the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, it appears that this trend is making students a fair bit less intelligent than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that students are relying on ChatGPT in order to deal with an immense amount of academic pressure. It bears mentioning that this leads to chronic procrastination, a decline in memory recall, as well as a spiraling academic performance.

The study in question was conducted at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Pakistan, and it involved two phases that judged whether or not students used ChatGPT at this current point in time. One interesting thing revealed in this study was that students that craved rewards were somewhat less likely to rely on ChatGPT in some way, shape or form.

Another factoid presented in this report was that students didn’t really seem to mind that ChatGPT was producing substandard or inferior work. This seems to suggest that they are merely trying to do the bare minimum, and that they might be the kinds of students that would find workarounds even if ChatGPT wasn’t available to them.

Students were asked to reveal whether or not they used ChatGPT, and the self reported data may not be quite as accurate as some might hope. In spite of the fact that this is the case, it provides a window into the minds of students who are relying on ChatGPT to get through school. More work will have to be done in order to understand the mechanisms at play here, and there will be further studies conducted that will confirm or refute the facts presented. One thing that remains certain is that ChatGPT has changed the nature of academic performance forever.

Students increasingly turn to ChatGPT for academic help, leading to procrastination and declining memory, says study.
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