Understanding door forgetfulness

November 23, 2011 8:19:50 PM PST
Have you ever walked into a room and wondered why you are there? Well, it turns out there is a scientific reason why.

A Notre Dame professor conducting a study with college students found memory suffers after changing rooms.

The study says moving from room to room creates an "event boundary."

The study shows forgetfulness increases when you change rooms.

But memory isn't as bad when the students did memory tests walking the same distance in the same room.

The memory study calls doorways "event erasers."