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    I am glad I found out one thing.

    The following write-up explains so much!

    "Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses. Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that 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 that causes us to forget; it's the stupid door!

    Whew! I am thankful for studies!
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    ha ha at least i know the reason now. the darn door.

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    Wow, a scientific explanation for wandering aimlessly around the house trying to remember what I forgot!

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    I'll take that explanation. Sounds good and it sure gives them something good to occupy their time. I wonder how much that study cost.
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    Yeah, but....... you see, in my old cottage there aren't any doors, except on the bathroom. And of course the front and back doors. But none between rooms; not even on the bedroom closet - just on the two closets each side of the original fireplace.

    Why does my mind forget when I walk ACROSS the room -- all open with not even any walls, much less doors?? I think it's just standing up from my chair. I think it's just rolling off the bed after a snooze. I think it's just carrying my plate to the table from the kitchen.

    I think ........WAIT....!!!
    I've got it!!!!
    .....They thought it was doors, but it's really just moving the body!!!! WHOA!!
    This opens a whole new study opportunity, the case against exercise......HUH!!!

    That's MY story and I'm sticking to it!

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    Sounds good to me but what about when there is no doorway
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    I think that warrants a new study, Jan in VA. In my case, it's just the turning around to go do it/get it/.
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    good to know i thought i was getting forgetful dumb door
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Wow, a scientific explanation for wandering aimlessly around the house trying to remember what I forgot!

    Ain't that the truth!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    I'll take that explanation. Sounds good and it sure gives them something good to occupy their time. I wonder how much that study cost.
    Millions I suppose.
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    Love it!!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    again,you guys crack me up!!!!!!
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    You guys crack me up, too BUT I am so grateful for an explanation. Maybe the solution is to just stay in one room and NEVER go out? (I mean, of course, the room where I do my quilting...)

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    Ha Jan, you need to apply to the Government for a study Grant! You could quilt doing anything. Just make up stuff. ha.

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    If you turn around and go back to where you thought of whatever it was, the same thought will come back to you....most of the time anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Ha Jan, you need to apply to the Government for a study Grant! You could quilt doing anything. Just make up stuff. ha.
    ROTFLOL!! I'll start right on that application ......next summer maybe, if I can remember, right?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TShooters View Post
    ........................... In my case, it's just the turning around to go do it/get it/.
    Ah ha! So that's why dogs keep turning around so many times before lying down!
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    Seems perfectly logical to me! I always go back to where I started and the thought (usually) comes back! I guess it's passing back through that doorway!! LOL
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    Thank you for the explanation, I don't feel so bad now.

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    Thanks! ALL these years we thought we were losing our mind or.....worse

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    Now you all know someone got a huge sum for that study !LOL
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    I've always wanted a house with an open floor plan-with only 3 doors. Front-back and bath. I'd save a fortune on post-it notes and my "decor" would be greatly improved. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Yeah, but....... you see, in my old cottage there aren't any doors, except on the bathroom. And of course the front and back doors. But none between rooms; not even on the bedroom closet - just on the two closets each side of the original fireplace.

    Why does my mind forget when I walk ACROSS the room -- all open with not even any walls, much less doors?? I think it's just standing up from my chair. I think it's just rolling off the bed after a snooze. I think it's just carrying my plate to the table from the kitchen.

    I think ........WAIT....!!!
    I've got it!!!!
    .....They thought it was doors, but it's really just moving the body!!!! WHOA!!
    This opens a whole new study opportunity, the case against exercise......HUH!!!

    That's MY story and I'm sticking to it!

    Jan in VA
    Sounds right to me. haha

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    Shall we get rid of all the doors in the house? Can't tell you how many times I've done that!

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    It's not age or forgetfulness! It's the stupid door's fault. I knew there had to be some logical reason for all of this!

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