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How Photographs Affect Memory

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Published on Sep 9, 2014

A recent study took a look at how photographs affect your memories. Trace sits down with Jason Silva from Brain Games and Shots Of Awe to discuss.

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Read More:
Does taking photographs ruin your memory?
http://www.theguardian.com/news/reali...
“A scientist wanted to find out whether photographing objects affects what's remembered about them.”

Taking photographs ruins the memory, research finds
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/sc...
“Taking photographs at a birthday or a wedding has become as natural as blowing out candles or cutting the cake.”

No Pictures, Please: Taking Photos May Impede Memory of Museum Tour
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/i...
“Visit a museum these days and you’ll see people using their smartphones and cameras to take pictures of works of art, archeological finds, historical artifacts, and any other object that strikes their fancy.”

Is Technology Making Us Stupid (and Smarter)?
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/m...
“Imagine one day without your smartphone: you would probably be unable to recall your to-do list, find where you need to go, and keep up with boredom.”


Watch More:
The Instagram Generation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEUnY...

Turning Bad Memories Into Good Ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5nn...

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