"In a recent paper in The Cambridge Journal of Education, Teresa Belton and Esther Priyadharshini of East Anglia University in England reviewed decades of research and theory on boredom, and concluded that it’s time that boredom “be recognized as a legitimate human emotion that can be central to learning and creativity.”
Yet boredom is more than a mere flagging of interest or a precursor to mischief.
it is far from a passive neural shrug. Using brain-imaging technology,
as if the boredom “had the power to exert pressure on individuals to stretch