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Smartphone Photography May Be Altering Our Memories

posted by Morgan Huelsman - 

77 percent of Americans now own smartphones and most of that percentage rely on their phones for memory support. 

New psychology research suggests constant photo taking actually diminishes our ability to recall experiences, diverting our attention and takes us out of a moment. 

By constantly sharing photos of our experiences like concerts, vacations and family events, we may be changing how we recall events in our own lives. At the same time, new research shows cameras can also be used to enhance our memories of certain experiences. 

Psychologists are only just beginning to answer the question of how smartphones are impacting our cognitive abilities. So keep yourself aware of how much you are using your phone. A happy balance is a good thing! 

Read more on this study here | Photo of Getty Images

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