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10-04-12, 06:06 AM
Boredom is a niche research area. This article synthesizes research from various disciplines. 3A+Latest+Science+News%29

10-05-12, 04:13 PM
I like how they define boredom... I fit the first two much better than the third:

Specifically, we're bored when:

We have difficulty paying attention to the internal information (e.g., thoughts or feelings) or external information (e.g., environmental stimuli) required for participating in satisfying activity

We're aware of the fact that we're having difficulty paying attention

We believe that the environment is responsible for our aversive state (e.g., "this task is boring," "there is nothing to do").