Over the years I have come to believe that doors are more than just dividers between rooms, they have magical powers that defy our understanding.
Have you ever walked into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
It turns out that doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what’s known as an event boundary in the brain, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next.
So, effectively when you go through a door, your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the next room, or at least that is how it was explained to me.
I got to thinking, thank goodness for studies like this. It’s not our age after all, it’s the damn door that causes these memory lapses!
In my heart I just knew it couldn’t be my fault.
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