Walk Through a Door and Throw Memories out the Window

National Geographic:

Forgot to turn off the stove? Can’t figure out why you have that piece of string tied to your finger? Don’t blame yourself; blame the door you just walked through.

According to Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky, the simple act of walking through a doorway makes people forgetful. Radvansky conducted numerous experiments in which subjects’ memories were tested after crossing a room or exiting through a doorway. In all cases, the research subjects forgot more after walking through a doorway than they did walking the same distance across an open room.

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