Is Posting on Social Media Ruining Your Memories?

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Playing Can Too Much Time Spent on Social Media Impair Memory

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.

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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.

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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.”

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