Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

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I am amazed at the level of noise we are constantly bombarded with. It is well known that non-stop noise is a liability to the brain. What I did not know, but was not surprised to find out, is that we are terrified of silence. I dream of silence... absolute, complete, perfect silence. Deep space silence. But it seems that this can drive some people crazy... like banging on the door screaming "Let me out!", falling down, crying, puking levels of crazy, according to this infotainment piece.

With just a few minutes of surfing, I found a number of articles on how amazing dead silence is for the brain, including neurogenesis! It makes me wonder what's going on in the brains of those hermits in the Himalayas who do nothing but sit in silence all day, meditating, or whatever it is they do. Are they growing their brains into superbrains?

Anyway, here is that article with links as refs at the bottom.

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