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Why Walking through a Doorway Makes You Forget: Scientific American

Why Walking through a Doorway Makes You Forget: Scientific American | psychology research_stacey | Scoop.it

Scientists measure the "doorway effect," and it supports a novel model of human memory ....  So there's the thing we know best: The common and annoying experience of arriving somewhere only to realize you've forgotten what you went there to do. We all know why such forgetting happens: we didn’t pay enough attention, or too much time passed, or it just wasn’t important enough. But a “completely different” idea comes from a team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame. The first part of their paper’s title sums it up: “Walking through doorways causes forgetting.”


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Ever forget why you walked into a room? - Doorway to Forgetfulness

Ever forget why you went into a room?Research from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, offers an explanation for such memory lapse. The conclusion in short: the doorway is to blame. Here s a possible explanation, from the experts at UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

 


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