BOREDOM VINDICATED BY TOP METRO BOFFINS: The Importance of Mind-Wandering

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/10/the-importance-of-mind-wandering/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29

”Taken together, these studies suggest that mind wandering is ubiquitous — we spend nearly half our waking life in a daydream — but it’s also a talent we need to develop. (The worst case scenario, of course, is that a serious brain injury leaves us unable to escape from the daydreaming rabbit hole.) Instead of completely zoning out, we should work on staying a little more self-aware, ensuring there’s still some activity in the executive areas of the brain. Ennui is a cognitive gift, but it must be properly unlocked. We can get better at being bored.“

 

We knew this. Where was I?

 

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