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Old 11-22-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find.

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.
Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows // News // Notre Dame News // University of Notre Dame

Glad to know it's not just me.
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: AZ
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This is amazing research and it makes sense! Since I have OCD, now every time that I walk through a doorway I will obsess over it and what I am forgetting lol
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Rockwall
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This reminds me of a joke....

Do you believe in the 'here after'??

You know, when you walk into a room, pause, look around and ask yourself...... What am I here after??
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here's a way to test it. While sitting at your computer, can you remember where all the switches and buttons and controls are in your car?
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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yes, quite visually really ...

anyways i believe this - our cpu has to take a second to assess the new room
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Another reason to live in a big loft!
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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wow, my post was deleted? i simply stated that if walking into a new room creates memory loss, could the same theory be applied to like opening a new window screen on you computer... or how many times have you been watching something on tv and then a commercial came and you changed the channel and started watching something else for a couple minutes and you think "what was i watching before this that i need to go back to"
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