Thursday, July 12, 2018

Why walking through a door makes you forget

You get up and go into another room and forget why.
 
University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.

“Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains. “Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.”

So I'm going to suggest that when you need something in another room you stay in the room you're in so that you won't forget.

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