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Does birdsong make us feel better?

PUBLISHED: 15:16 13 February 2012 | UPDATED: 08:38 28 March 2014

FEB 13, 2012: 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, complete tasks and even think creatively.

Researcher Eleanor Ratcliffe said: "A great deal of anecdotal evidence suggests that we respond positively to birdsong. However, currently there is a lack of scientific research supporting the psychological effects of listening to birds."

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