Mental Barriers (Doorways)

Have you ever walked through a doorway and forgotten why you went in there? Isn’t it frustrating?

Doorways are essentially dividers separating two rooms. While you are in a room, your mind is associating everything in that room (including your thoughts) into specific spaces in your brain. When you cross through a door, your mind begins to associate things in the new room with that room.

Sometimes your mind takes it a step further – not only does it organize the new room, it may also create a mental divider essentially blocking your last memory before you came through the door – so if your last thought was finding your car keys, walking through a doorway may cause you to forget what you were looking for.

It’s similar to reading a book and realizing you don’t remember the last few paragraphs. 

Memory barriers are a big challenge for me right now. It happens when I walk through a door, every door, every every time. 

It’s not just triggered by doorways. Anything that disrupts my thoughts will cause these brief “pauses”. 
For example, while writing this blog post, I keep Internet Explorer open so I can refer to various articles while I’m writing. Every time I switch to Internet Explorer, (every time!) a memory barrier pops up and I can’t remember why I switched. 

    “It’s as if the phrase instructs the brain’s video editor to insert a pause between memory episodes…”
    Dan DiSalvo, Forbes contributor

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