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"Yes, It's a Thing" - The Doorway Effect

Have you ever headed upstairs, walked through the door of your bedroom, and then asked yourself, "Why did I come in here?" You may feel reassured to learn that yes, the so-called "doorway effect", is indeed "a thing."
"Hmmm...now why did I come into this room?" (Getty Images)

This week we are launching a new mini-series on The Sunday Edition. We are calling it, "Yes, It's a Thing."

Have you ever found yourself walking into a room and wondering, "Why did I come in here?" It's known as the "doorway effect".  

It can be strangely reassuring to know that yes, something is "a thing" - a bona fide phenomenon others also experience, that it has been studied and examined and that it has a name. 

The first guest in our new mini-series is Tom Stafford, who is professionally familiar with this particular "thing." He lectures in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Sheffield, England. 

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