Students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think

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Such is the extent to which that we have accustomed to be constantly stimulated that it is perhaps not entirely surprising that a report from psychologists at Virginia and Harvard Universities (Via The Guardian) has found that students prefer jolt of pain to being made to sit and think. 

So unbearable did some find it that they took up the safe but alarming opportunity to give themselves mild electric shocks in an attempt to break the tedium. Two-thirds of men pressed a button to deliver a painful jolt during a 15-minute spell of solitude. 

One man – an outlier – found thinking so disagreeable he opted for a shock 190 times. Under the same conditions, a quarter of women pressed the shock button. The difference, scientists suspect, is that men tend to be more sensation-seeking than women.

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