Why do I always walk into a room and forget what I’m doing?

Why do I always walk into a room and forget what I’m doing?

The so-called ‘doorway effect’ – forgetfulness caused by moving between rooms – is not as pronounced as previously thought and only occurs when the brain is working hard, new research shows.

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Christian Jarrett explains how our memories are vulnerable to the ‘doorway effect’.

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