It’s not just doorways that make us forget what we came for in the next room

Oliver Baumann*, Jessica McFadyen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch


Imagine you’re in the middle of watching a riveting episode of your favourite TV show. You decide the situation calls for popcorn, so you get up and head to the kitchen.

But when you arrive in the kitchen you suddenly stop and think to yourself: Why did I come in here?

Perplexed, you walk back into the living room. As soon as you sit down, you remember you wanted to make popcorn. You go back into the kitchen, this time with a newfound determination.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2021

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