We take millions of photographs. How are all of our snaps affecting our eyes, brains, and bodies? WIRED Senior Editor Peter Rubin looks at the ways that selfies can distort our self perception, shoots with a pro photographer, and examines the way that all those images are affecting our moods and memory.
Follow the links below to read more about the research we used in this video:
WIRED.com – “Use Science (Not Surgery) to Create Your Best Selfie”: https://www.wired.com/story/use-science-not-surgery-to-create-your-best-selfie/
Boris Paskhover study on nasal distortion in selfies:
Selfie perspective manipulator created by researcher Ohad Fried: http://faces.cs.princeton.edu/
Jennifer Mills study on selfies and mood: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144517305326
Alixandra Barasch study – “How Taking Photos Increases Enjoyment of Experiences”
Alixandra Barasch study – “How the Intention to Share Can Undermine Enjoyment: Photo-Taking Goals and Evaluation of Experiences” https://academic.oup.com/jcr/article/44/6/1220/4627834
Alixandra Barasch study – “Photographic Memory: The Effects of Volitional Photo Taking on Memory for Visual and Auditory Aspects of an Experience” https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0956797617694868
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