This Is Your Brain on Silence

May 13th, 2019 - By jen in Uncategorized

As it turned out, even though all the sounds had short-term neuro­log­ical effects, not one of them had a lasting impact. Yet to her great surprise, Kirste found that two hours of silence per day prompted cell devel­op­ment in the hippocampus, the brain region related to the forma­tion of memory, involving the senses. This was deeply puzzling: The total absence of input was having a more pronounced effect than any sort of input tested.

Read full article: Nautilus, “This Is Your Brain on Silence”