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The neuroscience of boredom is slightly interesting.

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Merrifield, C., & Danckert, J. (2014). Characterizing the psychophysiological signature of boredom. Experimental brain research, 232(2), 481-491.

Eastwood, J. D., Frischen, A., Fenske, M. J., & Smilek, D. (2012). The unengaged mind defining boredom in terms of attention. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(5), 482-495.

Wilson, T. D., Reinhard, D. A., Westgate, E. C., Gilbert, D. T., Ellerbeck, N., Hahn, C., ... & Shaked, A. (2014). Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind. Science, 345(6192), 75-77.

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