Taking photographs ruins the memory, research finds

By Archean
Dec 10, 2013
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  1. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,705   +873

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,285   +281

    Interesting. I do take lots of picture, but primarily when traveling and not at social gatherings. I offer a contradiction: I just returned from Rome and walked directly to a favorite restaurant about a mile from my location - - I seem to navigate by 'minds-eye visual clues'.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,272   +258

    I'm sure it's not the same for everyone but I bet there is something to this study. It seems like something I should have picked up on or saw in the movie Idiocracy. I know having a GPS has really hurt my ability to remember directions... I don't even try anymore since I can just say to my phone that I want to go somewhere and that voice tells me exactly where to turn.
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I have to say this is kind of true, especially when recording videos at concerts, sporting events, etc. which become much less immersive.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 5,093   +223

    I may be off base here, but what if you're recording it for person(s) that can't be there?
    Is one expected to explain every thing in detail to the one(s) not there?
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,180   +442

    ...There would be a giant photograph at the top of the article.

    Now, what were we talking about?


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