Neuroscientists Say This Bollywood Song Reduces Stress by 80%

The level of anxiety among the youth in India has skyrocketed whether it’s due to unemployment, relationship problems, or study stress. The youth are constantly figuring out how they can reduce their stress level and have a productive day.


Many youth are taking to certain anxiety drugs to help them reduce their stress neurologically which has benefitted the big pharmacy companies. Some people look for holistic ways to help them be it meditation, yoga, massage, or medical herbs.

A study in 2013 found that 70% of Indian youth are stressed out and constantly looking for ways to reduce it.

A recent article in CE :

Researchers at Mindlab International in the U.K. wanted to know what kind of music induces the greatest state of relaxation. The study involved having participants try to solve difficult puzzles — which inherently triggered a certain degree of stress — while connected to sensors. At the same time, participants listened to a range of songs as researchers measured their brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure and rate of breathing.

Interestingly, the song was specifically designed to induce this highly relaxed state. Created by Marconi Union, the musicians teamed up with sound therapists to carefully arrange harmonies, rhythms and bass lines, which in turn slow a listener’s heart rate and blood pressure, while also lowering stress hormones like cortisol.

In fact, the music is so effective, that many of the female participants became drowsy — to the point where lead researcher Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson advises against listening to it while driving.

The song the subjects listened to was a Bollywood song. Many of the participants said they felt very relaxed and their brain scans confirmed their feelings as the image kept improving after they listened to the Bollywood song.


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