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Why do we get bored?

Scientists have identified boredom as “an aversive state of wanting, but being unable, to engage in satisfying activity”, which arises from failures in one of the brain’s attention networks. But why we get bored and why is it important?

When soldiers at attention pass out (21 pictures)

Why do soldiers faint after standing at attention for a long time? It’s because standing still for so long cramps up all your muscles and blood does not flow properly and this starves your brain of much needed oxygen so as a defence it shuts down to protect it from damage. It can also be because you are dehydrated or more commonly among soldiers, hungover.