We Have A Reprieve!
by Tom Damron
Good News, Seniors---
A psychology professor from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana reports that walking through doors can cause memory lapses.
According to Gabriel Radvansky. this happens because doorways serve as event boundaries and cause the brain to separate information. He explains that a decision made in one room is difficult to remember in the next room because it's been compartmentalized. He tested his theory using experiments involving his students, Each time, subjects forgot more after walking through a doorway, or event boundary, which claims impedes their ability to retrieve thoughts or decisions made in the first room.
Now, don't your feel a lot better about why you can't remember it was the keys you were looking for when you came in the room, or wait, was it your coat instead?
Darn, I can't remember why I came in here to tell you this story!