It’s pretty much second nature these days to whip out a camera for any
event, major or minor. Pup’s curled up on the bed wearing a Santa hat? Snap!
Sister just decorated sugar cookies? Snap! Hot cocoa party antics taking over
your living room? Snap! Snap! Snap!
Having those mementos is great. You can Instagram them, scrapbook them
and share them to your heart’s content. But when it comes to remembering what
happened while you were busy framing the shot, well, your brain might just be
recent study found that people had far less recall of an object they
had taken a picture of versus an object they had just observed. And while you
might shrug your shoulders and say it doesn’t matter, since you have a digital
record of the item, anyway, the researchers counter that because we have so
many photographic records saved, the clutter does little to help jog our
Moral of the story? Savor the moment, sweeties, and put the camera down
for a second.
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/20/2013 8:06:00 PM
POSTED IN advice, mind/motivation