Silence is Good for Your Brain

While plenty of people sing the praises of white noise or classical music, silence is actually incredibly important for your brain’s health. From generating new cells to exercising memory and imagination, encouraging self-reflection and relaxation (two minutes of silence proved to be more calming than “relaxing” music or sounds), there’s a lot to be said for the sound of silence. No wonder the very word “noise” comes from a Latin root meaning pain. Read more from Daniel A Gross on Nautilus.