Mental health

Why might you want to stop and appreciate birdsong?

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 21, 2022

Do you ever stop to realize the sounds of singing birds? Well, if you do, research suggests that you may be doing your mental health a service.

Study Summary

New research, including 295 healthy participants, found that listening to 6 minutes of birdsong reduced levels of anxiety and paranoia.

The Hearty Take

In the future, soundscapes could be altered across spaces to help reduce anxiety and promote mental health! Are you interested in adding birdsong into your stress reduction tool-kit? While this research has its limitations, it can’t do much harm to stop and appreciate some birdsong from time to time.

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