There's a Scientific Reason Why You Forget Why You Walked Into a Room

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How often do you walk into a room and completely forget why you went in there in the first place? Don't worry. We all do it.

Scientists called this phenomenon the "doorway effect," and it's a real symptom of our brains being overloaded. 

Studies revealed that it's not necessarily entering new rooms or doorways that cause a memory wipe, but rather an abrupt total change of scenery that forces our minds to process something entirely new. 

If you want to avoid forgetting what you went into a room for, try to stay focused and keep the task at the front of your mind until it's done, say researchers.

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