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Saturday, May 25, 2013

What a Relief!

Well, that's the name of this information I just received...doesn't have a thing to do with my hosting updates (which my tweet was referring to, and which is finally working out for me). I know you're not all senior citizens, but you can tell your forgetful friends about this study:

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 dumb door!