I Feel Better Now

A friend sent me this email this morning. It made me feel so much better. I thought I would pass it along to you and hopefully it will make you feel better too!

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.

University of Notre Dame Campus

University of Notre Dame Campus (Photo credit: adam79)

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.

So it’s not aging, it’s the damn door!

Thank goodness for scientific studies like this!

Are you like me and go back to the previous room where the thought originated to recover it?

Published in: on July 14, 2013 at 1:39 pm  Comments (65)  
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