Could "good" noise make you smarter?
“Noise makes it hard for animals to find food and can lead humans to suffer stress, high blood pressure and other ailments”. This study was part of a growing pile of research exploring noise’s negative impacts on animals and humans alike. Then researchers started wondering if the opposite was also true; could natural sounds have positive consequences? The answer was yes. Groups exposed to natural sounds saw a 184 percent improvement in overall health outcomes including stress and pain relief and an increase in cognitive functions.
+What natural sounds do you have on campus? How could you let these sounds into your office and campus? How can you protect from, and limit other noises? Map out areas with natural sounds or record these for students/staff to listen to indoors too (or listen these nature or forest sounds from around the world).