Centre for the Creative Brain: The Benefits of Boredom


Benefits of Boredom – Thursday 23 May, 7pm, St Edmund Hall

Could boredom actually be good for you? Come join us for a delightful evening to find out by exploring what happens in your brain when you let your mind wander!

The St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain invites you to our termly event, “The Benefits of Boredom”, which will take place on the Thursday the 23rd of May from 7pm to 9pm. Dr Sandi Mann from the University of Central Lancashire will explain why boredom is an important emotion, enabling our creative thinking. Leland Carlson, the Founder of the Dull Men’s Club, will give a talk about the joy that comes from appreciating everyday things and some of the eccentricities of the Club’s members. The event will end with a talk by Dr Helen Barron from the University of Oxford, who will discuss how memories are stored in the brain and what happens when memories are retrieved.

Drinks will be served after the talks.

The event is free and open to all. We welcome undergraduates, post-graduates, parents, academics, scientists, artists and anyone who does not want to have a dull evening.

Tickets can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/benefits-of-boredom-tickets-61564240300

The Centre for the Creative Brain is generously supported by William R. Miller (alumnus and Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall) and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, University of Oxford.

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