Although most of us need to use some kind of an alarm clock, most people admit how much they hate hearing the sound of their alarm going off in the morning. But is your alarm clock’s alarm sound really one of the most hated sounds in the world? Research indicates otherwise and OnlineClock.net have released an infographic of the top 10 most hated sounds in the world.
Using brain imaging, a study from University College London found that the Amygdala is responsible for adjusting emotional responses to unpleasant noises. It sends a sort of distress signal to the auditory cortex, which is the part of the brain responsible for processing sound. In this way, our emotional response to a negative sound is heightened beyond the normal emotional response to other sounds.