Saturday, May 18, 2024

New study confirms benefits of natural sounds

In case you are looking for another reason to take that next hike through the forest, a new paper in the journal PNAS uses meta-analysis of dozens of studies to show that natural sounds can have wide-ranging positive effects. Listening to natural soundscapes can increase your feelings of tranquillity while decreasing your feelings of annoyance, reduce stress, decrease your heart rate, improve mood cognitive functions and even reduce pain, scientists say in the paper.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/mar-27-covid-pandemic-origins-nature-sounds-good-why-humans-have-such-big-brains-and-more-1.5965083/nature-s-sounds-improve-well-being-reducing-stress-and-even-pain-1.5965089

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