Taking Photos Of Our Lives Is Forcing Our Brains To Leave Out Something Important

Nowadays, everyone has a high-powered computer at their fingertips.

If you have a smartphone, the computing power of that device alone is more powerful than the computers we used to first send people to space. That’s insane! Most smartphones also have high-powered cameras that continue to improve in quality with each release.

With a quality camera in our pockets, of course it makes sense that we would take more photos of the world around us. Just one click sends those photos to social media where the world can see our travel photos or selfies. Scientists were interested in what this does to our brains, specifically our memories, and what they found out is really fascinating.

Research recently showed that we retain less information when using Google or taking a photo because we “outsource” our brainpower. Scientists wanted to know how this would affect memory, too.

They learned that when we take photos, our visual memory becomes sharper and we remember details.

While the sights we remember may be clearer, this comes at the expense of another sense: sound.

This post was Syndicated. Originally published on 16 July 2017 | 6:17 pm at viralnova

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