by Yana Filimonova
You go into another room and forget what you came there for. Does this sound familiar? Scientists have created a clever and very logical theory to explain this distraction. It turns out that doorways are to blame for our forgetfulness. Our brain perceives them not only as the boundary of space, but also as a signal to "reset" the memory.
Such a conclusion was made by a group of scientists from the University of Notre Dame (USA, Indiana). Passing through the doorway is registered by the brain as a "boundary event".
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