” We photograph objects for them out of his mind “.
A new study tends to confirm this quote from Franz Kafka.
According to an American study, taking pictures on important occasions could impair our ability to remember it in detail.
“People leave their camera in an almost unthinking way to capture a moment, but eventually they miss what is happening to them, ” says Linda Henkel, a researcher at the University of Fairfeld United States.
Henkel and his team found that individuals were less likely to remember details of objects when they took these photo.
The results of this study were published in the journal Psychological Science.
To conduct the survey, Henkel took 28 volunteers Bellarmine Museum of Art, an art museum attached to the University, where they have to stop at 30 items.
Each subject had to follow directions, determined by lot, 15 objects that should simply observe and photograph he had 15.
The next day, the research team has passed the subjects of memory tests on the tour, inviting them to make a list of items he remembered, and to answer questions about the details of each object.
The results indicate that subjects had more difficulty remembering things they had photographed a qualified effect “photographic disability” by Henkel.
” When people rely on technology to preserve memories – rely on the camera to record the event and no longer pay attention yourself – this can have a negative impact on their memories of experiences, ” she explains.
Faced with the argument that the photographs themselves sufficient to meet any lack in our memories, Henkel remains skeptical.
” Studies show that the superabundant quantity of digital photos, and the lack of organization of these pictures, we discourage scroll to retrieve personal memories,” observes Henkel.
” To remind ourselves, we need to access and interact with photos, rather than just raise.”.