Taking pictures to remember may help you forget: Research
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Taking a picture to help you remember something might end up having the opposite effect, according to research published in the United States.
A study released this week showed that people who took photographs of items during a museum tour were less likely to remember details than those who merely looked at the objects.
That is a lesson for a world growing accustomed to instant photo-sharing on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, said psychological scientist Linda Henkel of Fairfield University.
"People so often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to capture a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening right in front of them," said Ms Henkel, author of the study, which was published in the journal Psychological Science.