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Doors and forgetting

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  • Christopher Miller
    Here s a quite interesting report about research on the cognitive effects of the built environment:
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 21, 2012
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      Here's a quite interesting report about research on the cognitive effects of the built environment:

      http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/27476-walking-through-doorways-causes-forgetting-new-research-shows/

      It seems that doorways tend to trigger some kind of associative "closure" in people's minds, leading them to forget pieces of information acquired before passing through the doors. It would be interesting to see what other cognitive effects can be linked to other aspects of the built environment.

      Chris Miller
      Montreal
    • Jym Dyer
      =v= So, does getting into cars through car doors have the same effect? Making people forget how to behave as if there are other people on the road, in the
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 21, 2012
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        =v= So, does getting into cars through car doors have the
        same effect? Making people forget how to behave as if there
        are other people on the road, in the world, and such?
        <_Jym_>
      • James & Ute Grayson
        A car is a capsule that is unlike the real world outside the car. Passing through the door (of the car) is the most convenient way of entering the capsule.
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 21, 2012
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          A 'car' is a capsule that is unlike the 'real world' outside the car.
          Passing through the door (of the car) is the most convenient way of entering
          the capsule. If one were to hop over the top of the windows of an open
          convertible, the same concept would be present...providing the occupant was
          now surrounded by front, rear, and side windows, or sitting low within the
          body of the car.



          Ideas, information and concepts that were (only) important when not in a
          car-capsule, may not be significant to that same person now isolated within
          the capsule.



          As cyclists, we may think it very important for motorists to stay out of the
          bike lane; as a motorist, it does not seem to be nearly so important.



          Jim



          From: Jym Dyer, Sunday, October 21, 2012 9:51 PM



          =v= So, does getting into cars through car doors have the same effect?
          Making people forget how to behave as if there are other people on the road,
          in the world, and such?
          <_Jym_>



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