Most people think taking a ton of photos will help you remember a moment but ER physician Dr. Travis Stork shares that a new study says the act of taking a photo impairs your ability to remember an event or memory.
Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra points out that there is actually a term for this – “Attentional Disengagement.” The idea is, you're so much more involved in the process of taking the picture that your brain isn’t processing it as a memory. Dr. Batra points out that it's a nice reminder for parents who are trying to document their child’s every move.
Maybe it’s time we all put the cell phone down some more! It’s estimated we spend up to 5 hours a day on our mobile devices. But less is more. Dr. Travis reminds viewers, as the old saying goes, “take some time to smell the roses.”