Psychologist Tom Stafford's Understanding Of The 'Doorway Effect'

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Psychologist Tom Stafford believes that having a full understanding of the “Doorway Effect” will “help us appreciate those temporary moments of forgetfulness”. Our minds have to go through a series of levels to successfully accomplish any action. In your more routine actions, such as driving, how you do it comes much more naturally, which makes it easier to focus on your motives of the action. However, when your actions become irregular than you have to focus your attention on what you are doing rather than the purpose of what you are doing. According to Stafford the Doorway effect arises when “our attention moves between levels”. Our memories rely heavily on “association”, which can be a physical or mental environment that sparks it. When
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