Men prefer painful shocks to gadget-free alone time

July 4, 2014 5:14 AM

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Men prefer painful shocks to gadget-free alone time

For many people, being forced to spend a few minutes alone with their thoughts is an unpleasant experience, new research suggests.

A series of studies revealed that people would rather do an activity, such as listening to music or playing with a smartphone, than sit alone in a room for several minutes. In fact, some people -- especially men -- would rather give themselves mild electric shocks than do nothing, the researchers fo...

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