December 11, 2012
Could Boredom Be Cured?
Maria Konnikova, Boston Globe
You’re driving to work one morning when you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam. You’re sitting in math class, listening to your teacher explain the afternoon’s lesson. You’re labeling envelopes to send out party invitations, letter after letter after letter. What do these seemingly unrelated experiences share? They have the potential to be unbelievably boring.
TAGGED: psychology, attention, boredom