Walking through doorways causes forgetting

They don’t address if this gets more noticeable with age.

From Science Blog:

New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away,” Radvansky explains.

“Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized.”

The study was published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

A detailed explanation is at the link above. Maybe I should remove all doorways in my house; I would save a lot of time! Of course that would mean no walls and I’m not sure of that idea!