Psychologists believe that walking through a door and entering another room creates a mental blockage in the brain, meaning that walking through open doors resets memory to make room for a new episode to emerge.
This is generally referred to as the doorway effect.
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Human memories are episodic, as opposed to clear, linear narratives, which means that they are segmented and strongly depend on the person who makes them.
For example, the way one remembers a particular incident will most likely differ from the way another person remembers exactly the same incident.
We have all experienced, at one point in our life, the so-called 'Doorway Effect': the fact of intending to do something, but immediately after having started, we forget what we were about to do.
Our attention has the tendency to shift from one thing to another according to our ambitions, plans, strategies. It is at this exact point that the 'Doorway Effect' occurs.
If and when you return to your office after the pandemic, you'll probably notice some changes.
This memorization technique involves creating associations between items in a list and assigning images to each connection to help you memorize better.
For instance, your accounting exam is tomorrow and you need to memorize which items fall under the Current Asset section of a balance sheet (Cash, Inventories, Accounts receivable, Prepaid expenses).
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