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Good news! It's the Door!!!!!!

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Pilgrim Father

Pilgrim Father Report 21 Feb 2013 20:20

What a relief to learn this........
We need more studies like this for old age enlightenment!
Ever walked into a room with some purpose in mind only to completely forget what the purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what is 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 next locale.
It's not ageing, it's the damn door!!!!
Thank goodness for studies like this.


Stephen2009 Report 21 Feb 2013 20:44

One door closes another one opens..........our Grans knew that......didn't need a bunch of boffins to tell us.

My problem is I keep forgetting to open the door :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Certainly rather an interesting study.

Some people are able to 'close' episodes in their life and move on quickly others struggle to let go.

Now I know what happens when I'm standing in my Garage looking for the thing that's not's in the kitchen


GeordiePride Report 21 Feb 2013 20:49

Sometimes when i go to the fridge I completely forget what I want.

Do fridge doors count !!!!



JoyDean Report 21 Feb 2013 21:04



StrayKitten Report 21 Feb 2013 21:13

no, there wrong!!!

definitly wrong :-| i have no doors, yet still forget what i went into the next room for haha


Kay???? Report 21 Feb 2013 21:24

I'm not telling him that the doors to blame ,,,,,,,I'll just let him belive hes divvy...... ;-) :-D :-D :-D :-D


GeordiePride Report 21 Feb 2013 21:29

StrayKitten - I think you ripped the doors off their hinges before you entered the rooms and you can't remember why :-D :-D :-D



StrayKitten Report 21 Feb 2013 21:35

hahaha GP, :-D :-D :-D


Dermot Report 21 Feb 2013 21:37

A very small key is all you need to unlock a very large door.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 21 Feb 2013 21:45

With me it tends to be the stairs.
No sooner have I gone up them when I stand at the top wondering what the heck I went for !! :-D


GeordiePride Report 21 Feb 2013 21:46

Dermot - Tell stray kitten that :-D :-D



StrayKitten Report 21 Feb 2013 21:48

:-| wel why didnt you say sooner???


GeordiePride Report 21 Feb 2013 21:54

Karen - Toilet perhaps - or were you too late :-D :-D

StrayKitten - Dermot tried to but you were ripping off your last door. :-D :-D


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 21 Feb 2013 21:57

haaa haaa :-D :-D :-D


ChrisofWessex Report 21 Feb 2013 23:04

PF - you were beaten to it by Anne on my thread Cordless Phones


LadyScozz Report 22 Feb 2013 03:22

Would it help if I moved into a tent?



StrayKitten Report 22 Feb 2013 07:18

I have a bathroom door maybe I should remove that one too :-|


GeordiePride Report 22 Feb 2013 09:26

Scozz - Safest place to be it would appear :-D

StrayKitten - Open plan bathroom - sounds ok to me :-D