Walking Through Doors Makes You Forget Things

November 17, 2011


What was I just doing? "Writing." Ooooooh, right. Writing what? "Probably dino-erotica." So true.

According to recent experiments conducted at the University of Notre Dame (the same school that awarded Quasimodo a degree in bell-ringing), passing through a doorway makes it harder to remember WTF you came in to do in the first place. Well, maybe you're not just stupid after all!

New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.

"Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an 'event boundary' in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away," Radvansky explains.

"Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized."

You know what else makes it hard to remember things? The booze. Speaking of which -- anybody seen my laptop? "You're typing on it." HAHA -- I'm f***ing typing on it! Jesus my brain must be a slushy.

Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows [medicalxpress]

Thanks to Ferris. Yes, THAT Ferris. The one who invented the carnival ride.

  • Hey. That's my front door! Teehee

    Great collage though :D

  • Mustache_Cat

    The funny thing is that there's actually a poster you can get called the Door of Notre Dame

  • Mar

    lol- "University of Notre Dame (the same school that awarded Quasimodo a degree in bell-ringing)"

  • Perfect! Put three or four doors to go into your house!


    yay the black background is back! ..oh yeah, doors w00t or something

  • Pat513

    This is why automatic garbage collection is bad.

  • So if we all live outside we'll never forget anything?

  • respect my wheel

  • Sam Butler

    explains why fallout saves when you go in or out of buildings

  • DarkRyNo

    This explains EVERYTHING!!!!

  • JeffreySpur

    irrelivent... bad science.

  • Irrelevant...bad spelling and¬†grammar.

  • Expecially when the doorway is too low...What? You want to show me something? *THUD
    Who are you again?

  • Jim_Shooter

    That must be why all the great ideas I have when i'm taking a crap never amount to anything.

  • now on im using windows... 8

  • aoifem10

    They remind me of Dublin doors

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