This first struck me a few years ago reading about the Doorway Effect and it verified for me the notion of memory-as-contextual, situational. Cues from the environment trigger recall, and our brains compartmentalize space and location based upon mapping the room.
Explained to me why “Roman Room” memory trick works so well — the mapping.
BUT flash forward to this paper and it extends this to EVENTS and *TIME* segmentation.
Well that just blew me away again!
I wonder what effect architectural choices can have on a developing mind.
For me, I spent the first three months in an incubator.
I also have poor vision and see through glasses.
I also prefer spaces which are partially enclosed (“feels safe”) but without walls blocking my view. [I’m currently on a full screen lanai with roof and floor and a single wall which is where I situate myself as much as possible with my laptop].
What effect does this have on how my mind works?
Considering how small we are in comparison to the spaces we inhabit, it’s hard for me to fathom that it DOESN’T have effect.
And… I’m thinking more and more that it’s quite significant indeed.