Sunday, February 5, 2012
What Was I Looking For?
Have you ever gone into another room to get something and couldn't remember what it was you wanted? Turns out that when the brain moves through a doorway it sort of readjusts itself to begin paying attention to what is in the new room--and sometimes neglects to recall the reason you went there in the first place. When you return to where you started, the brain usually recalls what you were thinking at the time in that room. Solution? As you go through the doorway, say aloud what you want to get in the next room to help fix that thought in working memory.