Do You Have Memory Lapses?

Discussion in 'Other Mental Health Issues' started by janemariesayed, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    This often happens to me now I know why. So it isn't just the brain fog brought on from my traumatic childhood.

    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 darn door!

    Did I already post this message from the other room?
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  3. Concernedgal

    Concernedgal Well-Known Member

    That is very interesting because I too do this all of the time. And I end up cussing g myself and calling myself stupid for not remembering what I walked into a room to get. Crazy. This was good to know.
  4. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Yey, I thought it was really interesting. My mum told me about it and so I thought I would ask on here who else suffers from it.

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