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”