21 Nov '11, 3am

What was I doing again? Study examines why we forget things when we walk into rooms

(THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Why we walk through a doorway into a room and forget why we came in, surprisingly, all comes down to walking through the doorway, US psychologists suggest. Passing through a doorway from one room to another can, by itself, cause these memory lapses, psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky of the University of Notre Dame said. 'Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an 'event boundary' in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,' he said in a university release on Friday. 'Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalised.'

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