A new study has found that being bored can make you dumber. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, found that people who are bored are more likely to make mistakes and have trouble completing tasks.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Central Lancashire, had participants complete a number of tasks while they were monitored for their level of boredom. The tasks included a proofreading task, a driving simulation, and a memory test.
The results of the study showed that people who were bored were more likely to make errors on the tasks. The researchers believe that this is because boredom leads to a decrease in focus and motivation.
This research has implications for a number of different fields. For example, it could help to explain why students who are bored in class are more likely to underperform. It also has implications for safety, as people who are bored are more likely to make mistakes when doing tasks that require concentration, such as driving.
The study highlights the importance of keeping people engaged in tasks that require focus and concentration. It also suggests that people who are prone to boredom should try to find ways to increase their level of engagement.