From Support For The Elderly:
Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
Thank goodness for studies like this. It’s not our age, or memory…. it’s that damn door!
Did I blog this to you already?
- It’s the Door! (alwaysbcmom.com)
- IU discovery on animal memory opens doors to research on memory impairment diseases (eurekalert.org)
- FLASHBACK: Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows (sott.net)
- Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories (newscenter.berkeley.edu)
- Through Light and Dark (wellheregoes.wordpress.com)
- The Door to the Chamber of Dreams (scifiinterfaces.wordpress.com)
- Colour Your World (simpletombornhigh.com)