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In a perhaps a not so surprising new scientific finding, techno has been found to be the least relaxing form of music.

Vera Clinic, a Turkish cosmetics company specializing in hair transplant procedures, conducted a scientific study that revealed techno is the least effective genre for curbing anxiety.

The sample of 1,540 individuals was subjected to various genres of music via a series of pre-selected Spotify playlists. As the adults listened, ECG monitors tracked their changes in blood pressure, allowing experimenters to glean insights on their respective anxiety levels.

A vast majority of participants, 78% in fact, experienced a spike in blood pressure when listening to techno. A handful of genres yielding similar effects include dubstep, 70s rock, jazz, and the blues. On the flip side, 80s synth-pop generated the greatest feelings of calmness among participants. Given the sample age range of 18 to 54, experimenters believe they have an explanation for this.  

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"The results may seem surprising on first inspection — but medically they make a lot of sense, said Vera Clinic’s Dr. Ömer Avlanmış. "1980's pop hits could have positive nostalgia attached to them for many people, and their upbeat, party-like sounds can induce the release of endorphins and serotonin in the brain, both increasing feelings of happiness and calm."

Source: New York Post

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