Walking through Doorways Makes You Forget (Scientific American)


How often do you get up to grab something from the next room only to forget what that something was? Psychologists at University of Notre Dame have found that simply the act of walking through the door can cause forgetting, also known as the “doorway effect.” Gabriel¬†Radvansky and colleagues at Notre Dame¬†“propose that walking through a doorway is a good time to purge your event models because whatever happened in the old room is likely to become less relevant now that you have changed venues.” Only solution: avoid all doors. Read more about this tiny brain glitch in memory in Scientific American.

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