Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Turns out that 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 & memories from the next.
Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room & prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
It's not aging...it's the stupid door!
Thank goodness for studies like this.