Where: Mary Lee Foundation Community Center 
                  1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm       
 

Free of Charge

 

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION:   The Effects of Boredom on the Brain

Ever heard of “Being bored to death?” 

There just might be some truth to it as described in this very interesting and revealing film, BOREDOM.

 Directed by Albert Nereberg, the film’s breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress.  It also can be very harmful.  Perhaps the powers that be would rather you not know that, especially if you’re inside some kind of educational institution or stuck in a large building with a non-challenging job.

The film humorously addresses if we are actually more bored in today’s society, surrounded by stimulating media; or does the media save us from this state of lethargy and disinterest?  The film explores how boredom actually produces stress and reveals that MRI technology has shown that being bored actually speeds up the brain process and increases heart rate to a detrimental level.

Despite being satirical in tone, this film also examines how boredom negatively impacts education nationwide and how it can even play a large part in addiction and more obviously, risk-taking.   In this entertaining romp, director Albert Nereberg blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals an American culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it.   Thankfully before the film ends; the audience will learn a simple yet effective techniques to eliminate boredom.   The participants will learn how to make minor changes in their daily routine, which will improve their performance and quality of life.

If you have any questions or comments please forward to Chip Howe

E-mail: chiphowe@maryleefoundation.org
Ph: 512.443.5777

Light refreshments will be served.   

* All training sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month (same time and location), sessions are free of charge, open to the general public and no reservation is needed.