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Exploring the Origins of Brown Noise: All You Need to Know

Jan 23, 2024

When searching for soothing and calming sounds to facilitate relaxation, you may have come across the term 'brown noise.' This sound, characterized by its deep tone and lower frequencies, is named after botanist Robert Brown. However, its association with him is purely coincidental and unrelated to the sound itself. The term was actually derived from 'Brownian motion,' a scientific term referring to the random motion of particles in a fluid medium. Brown noise is created when we apply this concept to sound, making the frequency lower and the sound more calming and helpful for tasks like sleeping or focusing. Thus, the term 'brown noise' does not have a direct origin in sound science, but rather ties to the realm of physics.

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