Entries tagged “memory”

Walking through doorways causes forgetting

Research from the University of Notre Dame indicates that walking through a doorway between rooms may be the cause of short term 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.”

I would have posted this sooner, but I walked through a doorway after reading it and…poof…it was gone.

December 4, 2011

Close up photo of a memory stick