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This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus
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.
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6 weeks ago by trustfundbaby
Jenny Odell: How to Do Nothing
This is real. The living, breathing bodies in this room are real. I am not an avatar, a set of preferences, or some smooth cognitive force. I’m lumpy, I’m an animal, I hurt sometimes, and I’m different one day to the next. I hear, I see, and I smell things that hear, see, and smell me. And it can take a break to remember that, a break to do nothing, to listen, to remember what we are and where we are.
silence  quiet  society  peace  work  time 
6 weeks ago by matthewmcvickar
Filling the Silence with Digital Noise
Many people use digital media to avoid silence or empty time.
background  device  human  interaction  noise  silence 
8 weeks ago by te-online

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