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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

taking pictures instead of experiencing the moment

Far from helping us to capture the moment, it could mean we miss what’s going on right in front of our noses.
Researchers led a group of students around a museum and asked them to either photograph or try to remember certain works of art and historical exhibits. 
The next day, their memory was tested. It showed they were worse at recognising objects they had photographed than those they had only looked at. They were also poorer at recalling details of the objects they had taken pictures of.
Dr Linda Henkel, who conducted the study at Fairfield University in Connecticut, said: ‘People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2520743/Want-remember-event-DONT-photos-Study-finds-using-camera-stops-brains-recalling-crucial-details.html#ixzz2n3459TTW
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