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Why do I like the sound of staticy white noise?

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In brief: Blocks out stuff

White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in.
Doesn't work for everyone.

In brief: Blocks out stuff

White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in.
Doesn't work for everyone.
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