Point-and-Shoot Memories

@article{Henkel2014PointandShootM,
  title={Point-and-Shoot Memories},
  author={L. Henkel},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={396 - 402}
}
  • L. Henkel
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
Two studies examined whether photographing objects impacts what is remembered about them. Participants were led on a guided tour of an art museum and were directed to observe some objects and to photograph others. Results showed a photo-taking-impairment effect: If participants took a photo of each object as a whole, they remembered fewer objects and remembered fewer details about the objects and the objects’ locations in the museum than if they instead only observed the objects and did not… Expand

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