Monday, October 22, 2012

Ever walk into a room and forget why

From: Steve T.
Sent: October 22, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Ever walk into a room and forget why?

Ever walk into a room and forget why
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 darn door! Thank goodness for studies like this. Wow what a relief to know this....
This study must have cost us a bundle. ~Steve

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