Study: Being Alone With Your Thoughts Isn’t Much Fun

NEW YORK (July 3, 2014) A new study finds that people who spend time alone with their thoughts found that thinking by themselves wasn’t much fun.

Some even started giving themselves electric shocks as the minutes ticked by, evidently out of boredom.

Overall, the study found that when people were left alone to think for six to 15 minutes, they rated the experience on average in about the middle of a 9-point scale of enjoyment and about half gave it a rating at the halfway mark or below.

The study was released Thursday by the journal Science.


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