Photo-taking and changes to memory

Via challies

Our obsession with taking photos is changing how we remember the past. If you’ve ever worked through an old photo album with a friend or family member, you will have noticed the way the old photos tap into the stories that have come to be associated with that memory. But now, we are taking hundreds or even thousands of photos: the pause to compose a selfie is interrupting the formation of the memory in the first instance!

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