Tag Archives: mind

Doorway Memory Loss

How many times have you walked into a room and when you got there, you couldn’t remember why? That has happened to me so many times that I was beginning to think that I was losing my memory! Good news for anyone else who has experienced these episodes. Gabriel Radvansky, PhD of Notre Dame published a study in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Professor Radvansky states that exiting or entering through a doorway serves as an “event boundary” in our mind which separates episodes of activity and files them away. I apparently have a darn good file system. Have you experienced this and what did you think it was from?

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Talking With Your Hands

Do you talk with your hands? The next time someone teases you for waving your hands while talking, tell them you have the ability to solve more complex spatial visualization problems. Psychologists at the University of Birmingham in England published their study results stating that hand gestures improved spatial visualization by helping a person keep track of an object in the mind as it is rotated to a new position. This visualization is important for artists, scientists, interior decorators, air traffic controllers and many other careers. Hand gestures… one of those quirky personality traits that turns out to be a real positive…