We Have A Reprieve!

by Tom Damron
(Plano, Texas)

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!

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Dear Professor ....
by: Retd. Prof. Durgesh Kumar Srivastava, New Delhi India

Dear Professor,

What are you doing in this room holding on to the peg on the wall and hanging by it?

And why is your water-dripping umbrella kept just near the door?

Oh, I now understand. You came into this room to hnd your umbrella on the wall peg, and then go and wait outside the room. You had a memory lapse and you did just the reverse .... Ha Ha ....

DKS, 11 May, 2013

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