Walking Through Doors Makes You Forget Things

November 17, 2011

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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.

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