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Natural Sounds Soothe the Brain

Soundscapes to Relax the Mind

Sussex University researchers in the UK tested the brain activity of 17 healthy subjects as they listened to a series of soundscapes from either natural or artificial environments. Brain scans and questionnaires found that natural sounds led to relaxation and positive feedback, while artificial sounds activated stress and anxiety-related brain activity.

 

This article appears in the August 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

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