TL;DR The experiment has nothing to do with memory as most neuroscientists and psychologists understand it. However, it's much easier to make unsupported statements in a press release than in the peer-review process. The author of the article fell for the press release of a lab known for making outrageous statements.
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"Why don't you just grab the bar with your feet toes? Oh right, you don't have those."
That said...I can't think of anything that does that. Might be able to use an IR sensor and AutoHotKey to turn Skype on when you pass in through the doorway and off when you go out.
Study that, archaeologists!
They might be equivalent to 100 or 200 level courses, but the lack of interactivity is a huge handicap to learning through TTC lectures.