Tuesday, February 26, 2013


A friend of mine sent this email today. I lalalalaloved it!

So much so, I decided to search the title, 'Whew! What a relief to learn this...' to see its general origins of the email and whether any articles were written the the subject matter.

General origins:
  • New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses.

My favourite articles written on the subject matter explored a relatively unstudied concept: relief.

Subject: Whew! What a relief to learn this...
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.

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.

Thank goodness for studies like this. It's not our age, it's that damn door!

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