Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Do you go back to where you came from trying to replay the events in your mind in order to remember?
Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
A study from Gabriel Radvansky, a professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame 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 our age at all, it’s that darned door!
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