Actor George Clooney poses for a selfie with a fan, but how well will she remember the experience? (Picture: Itison/PA Wire)

Are selfies changing our memory and making us stupid? – Giuliana Mazzoni

Last year I visited the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia – one of the best art museums in the world. I was expecting to serenely experience its masterpieces, but my view was blocked by a wall of smart phones taking pictures of the paintings. And where I could find a bit of empty space, there were people taking selfies to create lasting memories of their visit, writes Professor Giuliana Mazzoni.

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