Experts have warned that the obsession with recording and sharing every moment could be having an adverse effect on our memories.
One psychologist has claimed people are becoming increasingly unable to live in the moment.
They say the phenomenon is ‘kind of a loss’.
Maryanne Garry, a psychology professor at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, is studying the effects of photography on our childhood memories.
‘I think that the problem is that people are giving away being in the moment,’ she told NPR.
‘Then they’ve got a thousand photos, and then they just dump the photos somewhere and don’t really look at them very much, ’cause it’s too difficult to tag them and organize them.
‘That seems to me to be a kind of loss.
‘The devices is only going to capture so much.’
From children’s birthdays to that long-awaited family holiday, we all want to remember those cherished moments with a photograph.
But if you’re one of those people who can’t stop snapping, beware – you could end up forgetting it all in a flash.
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