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kernel posted 8/11/2013 19:32 PM

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. Thank goodness for studies like this. It's not our age, it's that damn door!

I don't know about you, but I am choosing to believe this. Because it was on the internet. So it must be true.

[This message edited by kernel at 7:33 PM, August 11th (Sunday)]

caregiver9000 posted 8/11/2013 19:36 PM


I hit post reply and it opened this blank slate and .... I forgot what I was here for!

kernel posted 8/11/2013 20:12 PM


click4it posted 8/11/2013 21:57 PM

Ah ha the door. I like it.

nowiknow23 posted 8/11/2013 22:23 PM

Totally plausible. I like it.

Myname posted 8/11/2013 23:18 PM

I'm going to the garage right now to get my tools to remove all the doorways in my house.

Wait. What did I come into the garage for?

gonnabe2016 posted 8/12/2013 00:32 AM

Because it was on the internet. So it must be true

Oh crap. Forget it....I walked through the wrong doorway....*Rescind* my totally cool laughy emoticons, k?

Kajem posted 8/12/2013 02:50 AM

Wow! I guess it explains why we walk back thru the door to remember the previous thought.

Sadly, this explains my day - aimlessly walking around leaving thoughts in each room that have nothing to do with the room they are in and everything to do with the next room.

Oh we'll at least I M getting exercise walking around-of course nothing is getting done.

Rebreather posted 8/12/2013 10:45 AM

Best.explanation.ever. Praise Maude!

MissesJai posted 8/12/2013 12:33 PM

I'll take it!

sparklezombie posted 8/12/2013 13:56 PM

And I though it was just cause I was getting old lol. Those pesky doors!

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