Nature Sounds Seem to Help Body Relax

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Fri, Mar 31, 8:20 AM

New research provides scientific support that nature sounds — such as the gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees — can change our body physiology, helping us relax.Investigators at Brighton and Sussex Medical School found that ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems. They discovered the nature sounds enabled resting activity of the brain.While naturalistic sounds and ‘green’ environment...

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