Feeling lonely? Turn up the sound, says new study led by S'pore-based researcher

Dr Adam Wang always noticed that people tend to shun silence. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - Do you switch on the television when you are alone to feel less lonely? A new study, published in the Personality And Social Psychology Bulletin last month, has shown that noise can indeed help drive away the blues.

Led by Singapore-based researcher Adam Wang, it found that loudness induces feelings of closeness and can guard against loneliness.

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