08 Sep Weightless – The Most Calming 8 Minutes
When the British Academy of Sound Therapy teamed up with ambient electronica fusion specialists, Marconi Union, a track was born called ‘Weightless’,
Researchers say listening to the song results in a 65% reduction in anxiety.
The Weightless track was studied along with other songs by a consumer behaviour group who asked participants to solve complex puzzles quickly while listening to the test tracks.
Seeing as the puzzles created some level of psychological stressor, participants were wired up with sensors to measure their psychological states, blood pressure, heart rate and rate of breathing.
These measurements were recorded as people worked on the puzzles listening to each piece of music.
Not only was there a significant decrease in anxiety levels, but users also had a 35% decrease in overall physiological resting rates.
Not bad for an 8 minute investment.
Take a listen here – Weightless, By Marconi Union