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Psychologists Say a Problem Develops in the Brain When You Take Too Many Photos

 
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May 27, 2014 09:22 |  #31

watt100 wrote in post #16933289 (external link)
yes, some posters on this forum suffer "brain problems"

Hey! No problems! And we don't suffer! We like ourselves the way we are!

After all, ignorance is bliss! So, don't worry! Be happy!




  
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May 27, 2014 10:40 |  #32

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Well, he certainly wasn't bringing up his personal experiences for no reason. I assumed that he was bringing up his personal experiences in the same way that former drug addicts do. As in, cite the low rate of obese people maintaining a weight loss, and you'll always have the one person saying, "I used to be 400 pounds, then I went to 185 and easily stayed there for the next 30 years. So what's your excuse?"

I mean, I'm not doubting him or anything, but if he was just sharing stories for the heck of it, I'm not really sure why he specifically replied to me. Don't get me wrong, good for him. It's just that, if that was the extent of his intent, then it doesn't really apply very much to what I was saying.

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I brought up my personal experiences in order to show that photography, for me, has actually done the opposite of what the study suggests. It helps me remember events better, because I am constantly refreshing my memory by visiting and re-visiting my images of the event. When I just witness something, and don't photograph it, it amazes me how little I remember a few years after the fact.


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May 27, 2014 11:30 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #33

I generally don’t take photos to retain memories. Photographing is the event. Besides, I’m already tortured by a fairly persistent memory (so far, at least). Not eidetic by any means, but I’ve got enough personal experiences vividly rummaging through the mind.


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May 27, 2014 12:18 |  #34

Not as bad as what they say about musicians in those studies.

If I act strange it is because I am a musician. If I forget that I acted strange it is because I am a photographer?


If you want my expert opinion ask me about synthesizers. If you want my professional opinion ask me about computers. If you want an amateurish but enthusiastic opinion ask me about cameras.

  
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May 27, 2014 14:44 |  #35

Rabid wrote in post #16933663 (external link)
Not as bad as what they say about musicians in those studies.

If I act strange it is because I am a musician. If I forget that I acted strange it is because I am a photographer?

A strange musician and a strange photographer? There's no hope for you!




  
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May 27, 2014 14:58 |  #36

"When you rely on photography to document experiences, psychologists theorize that you're subconsciously having the camera remember for you, and your memories may ultimately suffer because of it."



Photography, for me, creates memories. Thanks to photography I now go places I never did before. Previously I never visited our regional National Wildlife Refuges, but a quest to capture images takes me there. In the past I didn't go for day-long wonderful drives through the country-side and small-town USA, but the pursuit of photographs takes me to those places. In short, photography gives me a reason to want to go places.

And it's not just places. Before photography I had no motivation to get out of bed before dawn, but being in a wilderness at first light is a very very special experience; memorable experiences I treasure most.

So, for me photography does not merely capture my memories, it helps craft them.


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May 27, 2014 15:03 |  #37
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I was wondering why my memory sucked...


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May 27, 2014 17:45 |  #38

David Arbogast wrote in post #16934037 (external link)

"When you rely on photography to document experiences, psychologists theorize that you're subconsciously having the camera remember for you, and your memories may ultimately suffer because of it."



Photography, for me, creates memories. Thanks to photography I now go places I never did before. Previously I never visited our regional National Wildlife Refuges, but a quest to capture images takes me there. In the past I didn't go for day-long wonderful drives through the country-side and small-town USA, but the pursuit of photographs takes me to those places. In short, photography gives me a reason to want to go places.

And it's not just places. Before photography I had no motivation to get out of bed before dawn, but being in a wilderness at first light is a very very special experience; memorable experiences I treasure most.

So, for me photography does not merely capture my memories, it helps craft them.

+1 Exactly the same, here!! :D
Something some fail to acknowledge.


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May 27, 2014 17:50 |  #39

David Arbogast wrote in post #16934037 (external link)

"When you rely on photography to document experiences, psychologists theorize that you're subconsciously having the camera remember for you, and your memories may ultimately suffer because of it."



Photography, for me, creates memories. Thanks to photography I now go places I never did before. Previously I never visited our regional National Wildlife Refuges, but a quest to capture images takes me there. In the past I didn't go for day-long wonderful drives through the country-side and small-town USA, but the pursuit of photographs takes me to those places. In short, photography gives me a reason to want to go places.

And it's not just places. Before photography I had no motivation to get out of bed before dawn, but being in a wilderness at first light is a very very special experience; memorable experiences I treasure most.

So, for me photography does not merely capture my memories, it helps craft them.

1Tanker wrote in post #16934413 (external link)
+1 Exactly the same, here!! :D
Something some fail to acknowledge.

True enough -- even though I was having fun reminiscing about events that I've photographed, it's true that my photography has taken me out to places I otherwise wouldn't have bothered with, so, "memories"!


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