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Effects Of Silence On The Brain – It Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

There was a marketing campaign by the Finnish Tourist Board back in 2011 that used silence as a marketing product.

They released photographs of Finland, the beautiful country of silence, with the slogan “Silence, Please,” inviting people worldwide to enjoy the nature and silence of this country. The effects of silence on the brain is much more important than we think. 

This was one of the first times when silence was being used for selling purposes. Nowadays, it is becoming more and more appealing. With the world getting busier as well as louder, one can find oneself seeking for the peacefulness and calmness of the quiet places.

Spending time in quiet can indeed be a smart move for you as studies show that silence is indeed golden because it is more beneficial to your brain than you might think. SILENCE KEEPS YOUR BRAIN CELLS FRESH

One study on mice, published in Brain, Structure and Function Journal (2013), studied the effects that different sounds and silence have on mice’s brains. The scientists found something unusual.

They discovered that when mice were exposed to 2 hours of silence a day, they developed new brain cells in the hippocampus (the brain region associated with emotions, learning, and memory).

“We saw that silence is really helping the new generated cells to differentiate into neurons, and integrate into the system,” said the researcher Imke Kirste.


One study showed that even when the brain is in a rest mode, it stays active evaluating the internalized information.

When the brain is resting, it can integrate external and internal information into “a conscious workspace.”

This happens because, in the periods of silence, the brain

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