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It has long been known that ocean sounds can help you sleep and relax. But new research reported in the in the journal Scientific Reports is the first to use actually use behavioural experiments and brain scans to suggest a physiological cause for these effects.

The study investigated the connection between the brain, body and background noise with researchers at Brighton an Sussex medical school using functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to monitor 17 healthy adults as they listened to various soundscapes.

According to lead author Cassandra Gould van Praag PhD a research fellow at the University of Sussex the study’s finding show real world impacts stating that she would “definitely recommend a walk in natural surroundings to anyone, whether they’re currently feeling frazzled or not,”“I really did find the downloaded tracks helpful for those times when I couldn’t get away from my desk,”


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