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Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows

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.”

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Think about it. "Inducing Disbelief in Free Will Alters Brain Correlates of Preconscious Motor Preparation: The Brain Minds Whether We Believe in Free Will or Not"

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From the Neuroethics and Law blog:

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The feeling of being in control of one’s own actions is a strong subjective experience. However, discoveries in psychology and neuroscience challenge the validity of this experience and suggest that free will is just an illusion. This raises a question: What would happen if people started to disbelieve in free will? Previous research has shown that low control beliefs affect performance and motivation. Recently, it has been shown that undermining free-will beliefs influences social behavior. In the study reported here, we investigated whether undermining beliefs in free will affects brain correlates of voluntary motor preparation. Our results showed that the readiness potential was reduced in individuals induced to disbelieve in free will. This effect was evident more than 1 s before participants consciously decided to move, a finding that suggests that the manipulation influenced intentional actions at preconscious stages. Our findings indicate that abstract belief systems might have a much more fundamental effect than previously thought.   

Full paper.

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What does 1 black man call 1 white man? - Your Honor
What do ten black man call 1 white man? - Coach
What do 100 black men call 1 white man? - Warden

What do 100 million white men call 1 black man? - Mr President

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"The mother of revolution and crime is poverty"

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"When I became convinced that the universe is natural – that all ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain … the joy of freedom… . I was free – free to think, to express my thoughts … free to live for myself and those I loved … free to investigate, to guess and dream and hope … free to reject all ignorant and cruel creeds, all the ‘inspired’ books that savages have produced … free from popes and priests … free from sanctified mistakes and holy lies … free from the fear of eternal pain … free from devils, ghosts and gods… . There were no prohibited places in all the realms of thought … no following another’s steps … no need to bow, or cringe, or crawl, or utter lying words."

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Robert Ingersoll

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If the internet didn’t exist, this is what we would be reduced to for entertainment

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The destruction and pollution of the elements that make up life as we know it is a testament to the respect or lack thereof that we have for ourselves and everything around us. If we do not have respect for those elements that make our very existence possible, what respect do we hope to have for each other.


 

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The seasons, the atmosphere, the animals, the reproductive cycles, everything is a testament to the fluidity of nature and life. 

Seasons change