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Scientists Study Psychological Benefits of Birdsong

The Guardian – December 21, 2011
By Patrick Barkham

Scientists Study Psychological Benefits of Birdsong Remove birds from poetry, Aldous Huxley once said, and we would have to cast aside half of the English canon. Now, the impact of birdsong on our creativity and on our sense of wellbeing is to be explored in a three-year research project at the University of Surrey, supported by the National Trust and Surrey Wildlife Trust. The study will examine the psychological impact of being exposed to birdsong, including whether it helps us relax, can assist our ability to complete tasks and even think creatively. Eleanor Ratcliffe, the researcher undertaking the study said while there was a growing body…
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