Sunday, February 24, 2013

Event Boundary

I learned today that something I had known for a very long time, something that is associated with old age most of the time, has been subject to scientific research, and actually has a name. It's what happens when you enter a room with a purpose, and promptly forget what you are there for as soon as you walk through the door.

According to a study conducted at University of Notre Dame in Indiana, entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an Event Boundary in mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away.

So the good news is old age is not the reason for this phenomenon, and it can easily be remedied by moving into an apartment with a single room.

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