How the Sound of the Ocean Affects Our Brains

Humans have always revered water, from life-giving liquid, to Roman Baths, soothing showers or baths, a trip to the beach or the sound of the ocean. This article will help you find out the neurological benefits of being by the water or listening to the sound of it.

Why are we so Drawn to Water?

According to marine biologist, Wallace J. Nichols humans have a near-universal attraction to the colour blue and aquatic hues. Market research has found that people tend to associate it with calmness, openness, depth and wisdom.  Nichols believes humans have ‘a mildly meditative state characterised by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment’ — that’s triggered when we’re in or near water.[i]

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