It's hardly surprising that in an era of saturation mobile ownership, memorising phone numbers is no longer our top priority. A new study suggests just how slack we've become: apparently half the population can't even remember their office phone number.
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A survey of 1125 Australians commissioned by Microsoft not only unearthed that statistic, but also suggests that only one-third of Australians know their best friends' mobile number.
That doesn't necessarily point to the decline of civilisation, it should be pointed out. Memorising numbers isn't the most compelling thing you can do with your cerebrum, and if your phone can store numbers efficiently (and pop names when those people call), then keeping them in your own head is a waste of brain cells. But if you do want to improve your overall memory, check out our top 10 memory hacks.