“When you take a photo of something, you’re counting on the camera to remember for you. You’re basically saying, ‘Okay, I don’t need to think about this any further. The camera’s captured the experience.’”
Here’s an interesting side effect of your Instagram addiction — the more photos you take of things, the less likely you are to remember them.
Manoush Zomorodi breaks down research that discovered you’re less likely to remember a moment if you take a photo of it because it sends a message to your brain that the moment doesn’t need to be remembered.
Another interesting finding: You’re less likely to remember a moment if you’re in the photo than if you simply took a photo of that moment.
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