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The invention of the smartphone has armed more people with a camera than ever before.

While this has torn down the high barriers of entry that once belonged to the expensive and artistic field of conventional photography, the technology has given rise to another notorious social behavior: selfie-taking.

“How are all of our snaps affecting our eyes, brains, and bodies?” questions WIRED.

In this intriguing video, Senior Editor Peter Rubin delves into the ways selfies actually distort a person’s self-perception, and shows how the art of photography has a positive effect on the minds of creators.

[via WIRED, main image via Shutterstock and Shutterstock]

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