Computers that are able to read a person's body language and tell whether they are bored or not may help lead to the development of empathetic robots and revolutionize online learning, a new study reports.
Researchers report cell phone addiction is linked to depression and anxiety in college aged students.
According to researchers, the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with pleasure and motivation, can also promote sleep. Researchers believe the findings might help answer why we often fall asleep when we are bored.
Brain activity differs in those more prone to boredom than those who aren't. Findings reveal those who experience boredom more frequently have an increased risk of anxiety and depression.
From inspiring creativity to promoting overall brain health, researchers say it's important to embrace boredom from time to time.
When people were presented with a list of scenarios that were meaningful or enjoyable, they enjoyed thinking 50% more than when they were instructed to think about whatever they wanted.
Stress, boredom, and more free time may account for the rise in cigarette consumption in smokers during the COVID pandemic.