Today’s Friday TidBit is…shoot, I forgot! Why? Because I just walked into another room! Focus and attention are of paramount importance in this industry, and a marker of mental fortitude for everyone. A fascinating phenomenon - The Doorway Effect - is illustrated in the study link below, having to do with our sudden memory lapses upon walking into another room and forgetting why we arrived there. You are not alone (nor are you losing your marbles) when you can’t recall the thing you forgot after you just thought of it. So, what’s the point? There are natural human errors in everyday life, and these equate to errors while on the job - BUT, to minimize preventable memory loss and sharpen your skills that can certainly be honed, take the 30-second test in the picture below. Get your timer out, set it for 30 seconds, and stare at the objects. Then, close your eyes for 10 seconds and make sure the test is not in sight. Say, or write, how many objects you recall.
Click here to review the study.