CONSTANTLY TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS STOPS OUR BRAINS FROM REMEMBERING WHAT HAPPENED... OR SOMETHIN'
Taking a photo could be causing major damage to your memory.
Researchers asked a group of students to recall what items in a museum looked like. Those who had taken photos struggled to describe the objects, but those who hadn't remembered them more clearly.
Researchers also found that many people now use the internet in place of a memory. When someone wants to know something now, they use the Internet as an "external memory" just as computers use an external hard drive. We have become so reliant on smartphones and laptops, we go into withdrawal when we can't find out something immediately. This is called the "photo-taking impairment effect."