Apparently taking photos can turn us into real "no brainers."

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OP wade maney Contributing Member • Posts: 505
Re: Apparently taking photos can turn us into real "no brainers."

I agree with the GPS issue - when you have to "look" at a map and are forced to figure out which way is north and create a route to get to your destination, you tend to remember it and learn what else is around the area your heading toward.

I also think spending more time looking at something rather than just snapping a photo should help to cement the experience and image in your mind. However, the following statement in the article may be interpreted to say that better photographers (those that spend more time thinking about the various aspect of taking a photo (exposure, lighting, etc, may actually have even less of a memory of the scene:

"Essentially, the process of taking a photograph – focusing on the focusing, the composition, the lighting, the subject, the background and so on – takes up all the cognitive resources that would otherwise enable the brain to encode the memory."

Wade

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