The Amazing Power of Silence
Living in a city, I can't remember the last time I experienced total silence. There are some recent studies that show us some really amazing effects that lack of sound can have on our well being.
Three key things being:
Growth of New Brain Cells - 2 hours of silence per day produced growth in the parts of the brain associated with storing memories.
Activation of Memories - our brain can't really sit still so silence apparently causes it to retrieve memories - especially those of sounds.
Stimulation of Self-reflection - without external stimuli, our brains are forced to look inside. And so we sort and arrange information which may help us make better decisions in the future.
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