Our reliance on electronics might be impairing our memory

A study conducted at Bellarmine Museum of Art by psychologist Linda Henkel suggests that taking pictures actually impairs our memory. The logic behind this is that some people essentially dismiss what’s happening in front of them when they know their camera will simply document the moment.

Does our reliance on computers lead to us remembering less? There are studies that suggest there’s definitely a link. New, even stranger research suggests the more people take pictures, the less they remember about the actual moment they’re capturing. There’s no scientific term yet associated with the phenomena, though there’s certainly some sort of link to impairment. Better cut back on all that Instagramming this holiday!

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