September 22, 2021, 7:00pm TED Circles: How Boredom Can Lead To Your Most Brilliant Ideas

Is being bored always a bad thing? Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It’s because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity.

Please join TED Circles hosts Tammy Paige Goddard, Mai Shim, and fellow members of the TEDxMidAtlantic community. We’ll play the talk, and then break into smaller groups to discuss. We look forward to seeing you!


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