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July 27, 2013

That Explains It

Do you 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.

It’s not aging, it’s the door! Thank goodness for
studies like this.

  — Submitted by Douglas Roman

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