evil boredom

Robert Schrader (rms@cts.com)
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 21:19:00 -0800 (PST)

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> ...novelty-seeking behavior linked to D2...
D2? Please elaborate. Only makes sense to me in Scrabble.

> ...Still, what do we know about the neurochemistry of boredom?

In 1987, in a study of genetic predisposition to alcoholism,
C. Robert Cloninger wrote that he had a good correlation
between novelty-seeking and levels of norepinepherine,
dopamine, and seratonin.

Anybody know if a more generalized ( ie: non-alcoholic ) study
has been done?