As I get older, I keep trying to remember as much as I can, but sometimes I go to another room and forget why I went there in the first place. Turns out I’m not alone in that experience.

Here’s the story from the NotreDameNews website:

>>We’ve all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find.

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

“Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains.

“Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.”

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