My solution to the Doorway

My solution to the Doorway dilemma by Kenneth Udut.

Walking through a doorway causes you to forget what you are thinking about. This is a proven scientific fact.

Today, I accidentally tested that theory. I wanted to get my library card from my room. So, I walked through the kitchen, getting some coffee, and stopping in my living room and having a conversation. After 20 minutes I got my coffee, Walk through the kitchen, and back to the porch. As soon as I got back to the porch, I remembered!

I forget to get my library card!

The whole reason I went in there in the first place.

So, I repeated my steps. But I tested out a new theory I formulated right at the moment of remembering what I forgot and it works.

I experienced the Doorway Dilemma first hand.

Here’s a solution:

As I go through each room, I will create an imaginary basket in the doorway. Into that imaginary basket, I will place whatever I’m thinking about: ideas, things I need to remember, Et cetera.

When I travel into the next room, I will pick up the items from the basket, and place them into another imaginary basket, in the next room. I will continue carrying my ideas with me, until I reach the place where I need to make use of the idea. Whether it is picking up my keys, getting a bite to eat, or whatever.

One of the things that originally excited me about Minecraft, is that it gives me a chance to actualize a ”Roman room ”.

A Roman room is an ancient technique for memorizing things. You use a familiar house, or familiar pathways that you walk, and place everything there in your mind.

So, if you wanted to remember apples, you might place a basket of apples in the floor of your grandmothers living room from when you were a child. If that is your Roman room. Then, when you need to remember something, you just mentally go through that house, and notice what is there. You will see the apples, and remember that you wanted to remember apples.

I already have a small and large version of my real house in Minecraft, and now I will start to make my own Roman room based on it: both in my mind, and in virtual reality

Augmented reality, is another possible way to actualize this idea in real life.

All wrong words are courtesy of Siri! And, my lack of editing Thank you for your time. What do you think?

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