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NSIS Public Lecture – February 2018

The Nova Scotian Institute of Science invites you to attend our public lecture on February 5, 2018.

Date:Monday, 5th February, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax
Speaker: Dr. Angie Birt, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Mount Saint Vincent University
Title: Stop Taking So Many Photos! How Taking Photos Can Impair Memory

Abstract: The photo-taking impairment effect (PTIE) is the finding that taking photographs of objects results in poorer memory accuracy than simply observing them. In several experiments, the effect was replicated and potential causes of the memory impairment were investigated. Taking photographs of events can affect our ability to accurately recall related information, but also modern technology may be contributing to a decrease in attention span and an increase in “cognitive offloading.”

All are welcome but seating is limited so “first come first served.”