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02 October 2012

The root cause of boredom

Researchers have come up with a new, precise definition of boredom based on the mental processes that underlie the condition.

This gives new meaning to the complaint “I’m bored” — literally. Canadian researchers — including a professor from the University of Guelph — have come up with a new, precise definition of boredom based on the mental processes that underlie the condition.

A scientific definition is needed not only to accommodate the different characteristics of boredom that have already been established but also to bridge across a variety of theoretical perspectives, Fenske added.

 
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