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...taking a photo undermines your memory
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Aug 30, 2018 05:56:16   #
Don, the 2nd son
 
ppage wrote:
Rubbish. The very act of recognizing the scene or the object and focusing on recording it, imprints the memory in your brain. I not only recall the scenes clearly, I can remember the various efforts I put into photographing it like how I climbed that hill, got wet in the surf, waited forever for the animal to look at me, how I raced to the scene so I wouldn't miss the sunrise or sunset light. I remember the scenes and objects vividly because
I was intensely engaged. I also have the added bonus of a photographic record of it to enjoy repeatedly for all time and to share the moment with others.
Rubbish. The very act of recognizing the scene or... (show quote)



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Aug 30, 2018 05:56:19   #
Ellen101
 
Oh yeah you tell them
I will always take photos until I am dead or worse

n3eg wrote:
I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV, but...Stress undermines your memory. Photography helps reinforce it.

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Aug 30, 2018 06:00:38   #
WessoJPEG
 
kjfishman wrote:
We get magazine called Bottom Line. What do you think about the small article...taking a photo undermines your memory ? My wife suggested I take too many photos.


What memory ???

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Aug 30, 2018 06:18:03   #
Largobob
 
kjfishman wrote:
We get magazine called Bottom Line. What do you think about the small article...taking a photo undermines your memory ? My wife suggested I take too many photos.


"Research" was done in California. Those liberals will jump to most any conclusion.

Sorry, the devil made me say that!

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Aug 30, 2018 06:21:39   #
sb (a regular here)
 
I'm sorry - what did you say?

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Aug 30, 2018 06:22:17   #
Largobob
 
rmorrison1116 wrote:
What a bunch of poppycock. Apparently some article writers need to stretch the boundaries of reality in order to get published.


Remember Rod Serling, "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits?" Do not adjust your set....we will control the horizontal and the vertical....

Now, they really stretched the boundaries of reality!

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Aug 30, 2018 06:47:55   #
tmgoonan
 
I think the article is a bunch BS. Mabey if you are a selfie junky and use your smartphone for taking a bujillion pics that only you want but there are many other variables involved in their lifestyles. When you are making Fine Art Photographs it doesn’t hold any weight. Maybe social scientist should do a study with a control group on this concept.

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Aug 30, 2018 07:05:29   #
Jerry G
 
ppage wrote:
Rubbish. The very act of recognizing the scene or the object and focusing on recording it, imprints the memory in your brain. I not only recall the scenes clearly, I can remember the various efforts I put into photographing it like how I climbed that hill, got wet in the surf, waited forever for the animal to look at me, how I raced to the scene so I wouldn't miss the sunrise or sunset light. I remember the scenes and objects vividly because
I was intensely engaged. I also have the added bonus of a photographic record of it to enjoy repeatedly for all time and to share the moment with others.
Rubbish. The very act of recognizing the scene or... (show quote)



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Aug 30, 2018 07:16:21   #
nikonbug (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Anything can decrease your memory of a scene - a loud noise, a visual distraction, etc. I'd rather be able to look at pictures from the past than try to remember details from decades ago.

Sometimes, research is technically true, but intellectually worthless.


Yes, and Yes.

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Aug 30, 2018 07:17:21   #
hj
 
Can't imagine photography "undermining" memory. I always found it to enhance or supplement it.

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Aug 30, 2018 07:23:15   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
kjfishman wrote:
We get magazine called Bottom Line. What do you think about the small article...taking a photo undermines your memory ? My wife suggested I take too many photos.


I think the university of California gets why to much government money for studies.

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Aug 30, 2018 07:25:01   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
kjfishman wrote:
We get magazine called Bottom Line. What do you think about the small article...taking a photo undermines your memory ? My wife suggested I take too many photos.


When ever I have a project that needs a specific answer, I take a image of it with my phone and take it into Home Depot so I can show them what I am talking about. Makes it much easier than trying to explain the situation to them.

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Aug 30, 2018 07:36:30   #
Tom G
 
kjfishman wrote:
We get magazine called Bottom Line. What do you think about the small article...taking a photo undermines your memory ? My wife suggested I take too many photos.


So does wine, thoughts of a good marriage, buying lottery tickets, calling a policeman "Copper" to his face, teasing an angry woman, and several other things I can't remember...

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Aug 30, 2018 07:41:24   #
wbauknight
 
I think you hit this on the head! 👍

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Aug 30, 2018 07:47:03   #
edwdickinson
 
I saw this article a few weeks ago and I suppose it has some validity, but as I thought about it I realized would I rather try to tell someone what I saw forty or fifty years ago or would I rather show them a picture and have that picture bring back the memories of that time making it easier to tell the story. One regret I have is that I don't have as many pictures of my youth as I would like and that I didn't have a camera glued to my hand from the time I was around 10 to present. A lot of forgotten memories.

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