Could taking photos spoil your memories?

  • 10 December 2013
Fan taking a picture with One Direction

We often take photos of events we want to remember - like concerts or birthdays, but could whipping out your camera phone spoil your memories?

Professors at Fairfield university in America say concentrating on taking a picture means you aren't fully experiencing the event, but instead relying on technology to remember it for you.

In tests they found those who took photos were far less accurate in what they remembered compared to those who took no photos at all.

It seems that if you take a pic of something, you don't remember as much detail about it, than if you hadn't taken a photo.