5 Changes That Take Place in Your Brain When You Experience Complete Silence

Scientists have made several attempts to study the effects on the brain throughout several years. A few of them are very important among all for us to understand how vital silence is for the well maintenance of human bodies.
“Silence is the perfect herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.” – Shakespeare
The origin of the word noise is from the Latin root word meaning, “distress” or “pain.” However, all of us are accustomed to the noises around us though we know its ability to cause distress and anger. But, we still find moments of silence even if we live in a decibel hell. And also these moments will help us to reduce our pain. This will give fruitful results in reboosting our ability to think straight. Apart from it, this will also help to have a feeling of peace.
Silence will also help us to realize our deepest truths in an undeniable way. All the hidden thoughts would come to the top if we experience complete silence.
What are the other benefits of getting relieved from the deafening sounds? Apart from all the metaphysical benefits of diving in silence, there are some more striking physiological changes which take place in our body, especially in our brains.
Silence helps to develop New Cells in the Brain
A study which was published in the journal, Brain, Structure, and Function observed the behaviour of mice under the influence of silence and noise. Silence was selected as the control during this particular study. The controlled fact means the fact which is well observable and meant to reduce the effects of independent variables in a study. As a result, the mice which were exposed to complete silence throughout two hours developed a noticeable side effect. They started developing novel cells in the hippocampus of their brains. Hippocampus is the area which is related to processing emotions, learning new things and retaining memory. However, these brand new cells won’t always translate into better health directly. Imke Kirste, one of the researchers said that these brand new cells appeared to become functioning neurons of them.
“We saw that silence is really helping the new generated cells to differentiate into neurons and integrate into the system.”
Silence Improves Empathy and Sensitivity
Many areas in our brains are associated with empathy and emotional sensitivity. In the same way, the right supramarginal gyrus is an imperative area of the brain which helps the development of the above mentioned traits. The ability of people to execute empathy and to make quick decisions would reduce if these parts wouldn't function on a regular basis.
Silence helps all these parts of the brain to re-activate and to rest. This would build higher levels of empathic experience too.
Silence Vs Insomnia
A research study which was published in JAMA contrasted the effects of silence on sleep. This study has worked effectively in observing thoughts even though it was used to test meditation and mindfulness. However, the final result of this research study has revealed that the people who practised “silence” for twenty minutes has no longer suffered from insomnia. And also they have noticed an increase in sound sleep too.
The Brain Evaluates And Internalizes Information
“You throw thorns, in my silence they become flowers.” – Lord Buddha
And also another important study has found that our brains have the ability to process the information in a different way if allowed it to be in silence. According to the research study, the brain is able to integrate the internal information or the earned things along with external information if it’s not exposed to new stimuli through noses.
In other words, we’ll be able to get to know the way to integrate experiences with circumstances, people and more instead of reacting to sounds that will make us less conscious.
The Buddhist and Daoist views show that a quiet environment without disturbances would fill the “gap” in our minds. This incident allows us to select our correct reactions to the world instead of reacting in the same old way.
As Nietzsche stated once, “Silence is worse, all truths that are kept silent become poisonous.” What else is better than getting a daily dose of silence to understand and see the real truth of the world?
Silence Helps to Releases Tension From the Brain and the Body
There’s scientific evidence to show that two minutes of silence have the ability to release built up tension in our brain and our body.
Several studies that measured changes in the respiratory rates, heart rate, cerebral-artery flow, carbon dioxide levels and the concrete physical states found that a few minutes of silence has the strength to change the way of response in our bodies.
As per the preliminary studies, silence also helps us to overcome PTSD, childhood trauma and other serious conditions of the mind and heart. The amygdala gets activated when we hear the “noise” leading to the release of stress hormones. The amygdala is associated with emotions and memory formation. Stress reducing hormones such as GABA, Oxytocin and Serotonin are activated by the help of silence.
In the end..
Try to be aware about the importance of silence to your brains than you’ve been earlier. Silence plays a major role in maintaining the internal progress of our bodies.
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