I received this email from my friend Ginny today:
Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was?
Turns out, doors are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered 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.
It’s not aging, it’s the DOOR!
Whew! Thank goodness for studies.
Thanks Ginny for sending this so simple answer that explains all my senior moments!