All educators, coaches, parents—and certainly students—need to ponder and digest the latest research on the topic of silence. Silence can grow your brain. One study monitored the effect of “sound” versus “silence” on mice. What researchers discovered was profound. When exposed to two hours of silence every day, the mice developed new cells in the hippocampus, the part of the brain associated with memory, emotion, and learning. Their brains actually grew.
In this episode, Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak discuss the research behind silence’s impact on the brain and how we can apply it to help relieve stress in today’s students.