Asked by: Mircho Kilburnasked in category: General Last Updated: 1st July, 2020
Why do we like the sound of rain?
Also asked, why does the sound of rain calm you down?
"Rain produces a sound akin to white noise. The brain gets a tonic signal from white noise that decreases this need for sensory input, thus calming us down. Similarly, bright sun tends to keep us stimulated." Rain, wind, and other storm noises are like this.
Likewise, why does the sound of water calm you? WHY WATER SOUNDS ARE CALMING Abrupt sounds will trigger an evolutionary response to sudden noises, the brain's 'threat activated vigilance system. ' The calming water sounds of a sleep-track work on this idea, creating non-threatening sounds that gradually vary in volume to prevent startling a person awake.
Consequently, why do I like listening to rain?
According to researchers, we love rain and other water noises because we perceive them as non-threatening. Sudden sounds jolt us out of our reverie, triggering an evolutionary response known as the threat activated vigilance system.
How do you describe the sound of rain?
"Pitter-patter" means light sounds or beats, and often is used to describe the sound of small animals (like cats) as they gently move about. It has a fairly positive and easy-going connotation, and using "pitter-patter" to describe rain invokes a sense of melody and calm.