WELLNESS: SILENCE REWIRES YOUR BRAIN TO MAKE YOU MORE INTELLIGENT
“Several studies have revealed that silence or an abrupt end to noise stimulates positive activity within the brain.“
The old proverb about silence is more meaningful than originally interpreted. Quieting your speech, actions and surroundings does more than prevent you from looking unintelligent. Studies prove silence actually makes you smarter. Let’s look into what led to these discoveries and why it makes sense.
As society grows noisier, people seek refuge in silent spaces
With the growth of populations and technology, it’s more of a challenge to escape the noise at your convenience. Moments of quiet have become a valuable resource. Silence is something people will now pay top dollar for, and the country of Finland has proved it.
Silence does the body (and brain) good Silence Rewires Your Brain
Our bodies are naturally wired to crave rest and relaxation after high mental stimulation or intense physical activity. This rest and recharge ritual boosts strength and wellness, but the thought process benefits your brain. When you sit quietly, it reprograms your brain to improve your intelligence.
The healing benefits run deep. Conditions like dementia and depression are linked to a decline in cell production in the memory portion of the brain. This opens doors for more research on a connection between silence and treatment for mental illness.
The brain reacts more to silence than noise | Silence Rewires Your Brain
For years, we have heard the advice to watch less television and read more books. Absorbing the wrong energy will create negative consequences. Now, science is revealing it may have more to do with the differences in how the brain responds to noise and silence.
According to science, one thing that can increase your intelligence is doing nothing.
This is not to say you should curl up in a ball and hide under a rock. Exploration and relationships are keys to opening your mind. At the same time, you should to take moments to be still.
If you feel the urge to have some quiet time. Listen to your body. Even on days of continuous hustle and bustle. You should take time at lunch and before bed to keep silent. It’s for the sake of your present and future brainpower – and mental health. This may be a practice you have been subconsciously doing all along. If not, now is time to start.