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Point-and-Shoot Memories

Overview of attention for article published in Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), December 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#13 of 3,810)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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89 news outlets
blogs
25 blogs
twitter
263 tweeters
peer_reviews
1 peer review site
weibo
1 weibo user
facebook
19 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
1 video uploader

Citations

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326 Mendeley
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Title
Point-and-Shoot Memories
Published in
Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.), December 2013
DOI 10.1177/0956797613504438
Pubmed ID
Authors

Linda A. Henkel

Abstract

Two studies examined whether photographing objects impacts what is remembered about them. Participants were led on a guided tour of an art museum and were directed to observe some objects and to photograph others. Results showed a photo-taking-impairment effect: If participants took a photo of each object as a whole, they remembered fewer objects and remembered fewer details about the objects and the objects' locations in the museum than if they instead only observed the objects and did not photograph them. However, when participants zoomed in to photograph a specific part of the object, their subsequent recognition and detail memory was not impaired, and, in fact, memory for features that were not zoomed in on was just as strong as memory for features that were zoomed in on. This finding highlights key differences between people's memory and the camera's "memory" and suggests that the additional attentional and cognitive processes engaged by this focused activity can eliminate the photo-taking-impairment effect.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 4%
United Kingdom 7 2%
Japan 4 1%
Germany 3 <1%
Sweden 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 289 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 70 21%
Student > Master 51 16%
Student > Bachelor 51 16%
Researcher 36 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 20 6%
Other 78 24%
Unknown 20 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 151 46%
Social Sciences 35 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 18 6%
Arts and Humanities 17 5%
Computer Science 16 5%
Other 55 17%
Unknown 34 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1133. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2020.
All research outputs
#5,504
of 16,319,970 outputs
Outputs from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#13
of 3,810 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48
of 266,825 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Psychological Science (Sage Publications Inc.)
#1
of 94 outputs
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