November 17, 2011

So that's it!

There's an article on physorg that explains why we get up from our chairs to do something, and then forget what it was. Turns out, the problem is walking through doorways. It's a fun explanation.


cm said...

Interesting article Keith. I was surprised to learn at the end of the article that returning to the original room doesn't jarr the memory. I sometimes backtrack through rooms to remember what it was that I forgot. Now I know why it hardly ever works. If I had known this sooner I would have bought a loft.


writenow said...

It does seem odd that you can't just backtrack and bump into the memory. You'd think that would work. Still, it's good to know.