The Doorway Effect

(FTB) – Mano Singham:

We’ve all experienced what the cartoon character has just gone through. You decide to do something the next time you go into a room where that task has to be done and then as soon as you get there, you forget what it was that you wanted to do. Sometimes you know that you have forgotten something but can’t recall what it is, at other times you don’t even realize that you have forgotten until much later, when you are doing something else.

This is because the brain can only store so much stuff in its working memory and has to throw stuff out that it thinks are no longer needed. …

singham 2017/07/07 doorway-effect

Doorway effect

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