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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:57 AM

If Music Gives You Goosebumps, Theres Something Special About Your Brain

Since we’re talking about Music.....


It’s one of those special sensations we couldn’t quite explain — until now.

I’ll never forget the moment I first felt a shiver down my spine while listening to music. My skin burst into goosebumps, as if the temperature had suddenly dropped 35 degrees.

But the room temperature was steady.

I think I was 13 years old, plunging into classical geekdom headfirst. And like most things at the time, I had no idea what was happening to my body.

Later that week, my French Horn teacher laughed. It’s just a feeling that’s hard to describe to most people, he explained.

Little did I know, he was completely right. But it turns out there’s scientific research to back it up.

According to a scientific study, getting goosebumps from music is a pleasure experienced only by a certain percentage of the population.

In fact, a substantial percentage of people will never experience it — simply because their neurons aren’t linked to create the sensation.

So who’s part of the lucky group?

Matthew Sachs first started studying the phenomenon as an undergraduate at Harvard. According to Sachs, reactions like goosebumps in response to music indicate a completely different brain structure. Basically, these people have a denser volume of fibers connecting their auditory cortex to areas associated with emotional processing. Others lacking that density simply won’t register such a strong reaction.

At this stage, it’s unclear why these connections exist. But the groundbreaking discovery is that they do exist.

“Our findings provide the first evidence for a neural basis of individual differences in sensory access to the reward system, and suggest that social–emotional communication through the auditory channel may offer an evolutionary basis for music making as an aesthetically rewarding function in humans.”

Here’s how Der Sarkissian, a research assistant at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute, described the sensation to Nueroscience News.

“I sort of feel that my breathing is going with the song, my heart is beating slower and I’m feeling just more aware of the song — both the emotions of the song and my body’s response to it.”

https://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2017/11/20/music-goosebumps-brain/

This happens to me, I thought it happens to everyone.

Does it happen to you?

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Reply If Music Gives You Goosebumps, Theres Something Special About Your Brain (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Friday OP
Ilovestx Friday #1
Steelydamned Friday #2
Muddling Through Friday #3
Gunslinger201 Friday #4
Muddling Through Friday #5
TM999 Friday #6
Cold Warrior Friday #8
D26-15 Friday #9
Cold Warrior Friday #10
D26-15 Friday #11
Cold Warrior Friday #12
D26-15 Friday #13
Cold Warrior Friday #14
D26-15 Friday #16
Cold Warrior Friday #17
D26-15 Friday #18
Cold Warrior Friday #20
D26-15 Friday #23
Ilovestx Friday #19
Cold Warrior Friday #21
Ilovestx Friday #22
Daves Not Here Man Friday #7
Gunslinger201 Friday #25
Cold Warrior Friday #15
JohnPoet Friday #24

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:58 AM

1. Yes.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:04 AM

2. Yep...

...still happens from time to time. Especially when I unexpectedly hear something I haven't heard in a long time or, a really good concert.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:10 AM

3. Yup. Depends on the song, of course.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:13 AM

4. I knew we were a group of Special Brains here

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:15 AM

5. Well, I did have my very own "short bus"...............

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:27 AM

6. Yes.

It is why I told my father as a young boy I wanted to learn to play the piano. I have played multiple instruments and composed every since.

The interesting thing is that only my father and I share this trait so there is likely a genetic component to this somewhere. My mother, sisters, and little brother do not. My mother sang in the choir but it was what you do at church for her. My sisters and brothers took various instrumental lessons through out elementary and secondary school, but none went further. None play today. None compose today. They don't go to concerts, the opera, musical theater, whatever. It just doesn't provide them the same joy as it does me and it did my father. He could not play any instruments and was a very shy singer. But he LOVED to listen to music. He was playing me Mozart in the womb. He introduced me to blues, jazz, classical, ethnic, you name. I inherited his record collection which is extensive.

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Response to TM999 (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 11:08 AM

8. Wow! Multiple instruments and musical composition

Four ancient languages as a wee lad at daddy’s knee, four (and counting) university degrees, a certificate in sexology, fought in the Bush wars, 20+ years as a shrink, world traveler (albeit one who doesn’t recognise Whitehall in London), “expert in multiple fields,” read everything from Dumezil to Eliade, trained as an Anglican priest, expert in Roman Catholicism, what else???

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 01:47 PM

9. Wow, CW, you just broke the unwritten rule of ALL forums...

showing your jealousy of a fellow poster.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:09 PM

10. The word is not jealousy, it's incredulity

I’m waiting for TM666 to claim he was once poet laureate, Yo-Yo Ma has conducted one of his compositions with the LA Philharmonic, and he’s made a breakthrough in deciphering Linear A. Our friend has a long history as a BernieBro at DU and JPR prior to becoming an avid Trumpster. He’s the exemplar of an obsessive personality, passionately defending the figment-du-jour while, shall we say, embellishing his own credentials.

So no, I generally laugh at him. In fact, that’s why he’s got me on ignore as I laughed too hard at his gullibility in falling for a fake picture of a Little Stevie protest. I was disappointed in myself as causing him to put me on ignore has deprived me of so much fun. He would used to flail about calling me and others “nobodies,” “ignorant,” and a “liar.” If you know anything about me, I absolutely love it when posters do that. So yeah, good times now gone. Sad.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:29 PM

11. No, I was correct, it's jealousy for sure. You should really TRY to hold back...

it's not a good look.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:43 PM

12. No, it is correct. Words have meaning.

I would note that I have no one one ignore as I have no need of a safe space, unlike our colleague who has at least three of us on ignore.

And while you might be right that it’s not a good look, I would posit it’s better than no look at all. Who are you, again?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:31 PM

13. Responding to a poster that you know to have you on ignore

is probably a step beyond mere jealousy... probably borders on 'desperate for attention.'

I must be the guy that pizzes you off... you keep responding to my posts.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:47 PM

14. You flatter yourself

I respond to your posts because they are sooo easy as to require virtually no thought. I’m laying on the couch watching ManU v Leicester wasting a perfectly good Friday without my Lady, who’s at home in her wonderful little city of Bratislava. So what else can one do?

As to responding to a poster who has one on ignore, who’s the coward there?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:08 PM

16. When you became grammer police, that showed desperation as well.

I really don't care what position you are in... you're still responding to me.

Sorry that you're "lady" left.


"As to responding to a poster who has one on ignore, who’s the coward there?"

Neither... but again, it shows either jealousy or desperation for the attention that you must crave.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:21 PM

17. Wow! Grammar police! That was a few posts back.

But...”that’s what I should have said!”

https://m.



As for the term “coward,” that was actually coined for those who put others on ignore by one of our respected Conservative posters, not by me.

Finally, my lady didn’t “leave.” We simply live in different cities in different countries. A hard concept if one is from Paducah, I know.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:34 PM

18. Yeah, the Jerk Store was a funny skit... not sure it applies here though.

YOU used the term "coward" no matter who "coined" it.

If your lady isn't there, and she was there at one time, she must have left.

Paducah?

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:43 PM

20. It does as your reaction to the grammar correction was delayed by several posts

I indeed used it and stand by it. Conservatives are rightly quick to point out when liberals retreat to safe spaces. The same applies to them and their excuses are just the same as liberals.

Well, yes. She regularly leaves like...

“The women who come and go
Talking of Michelangelo”
Ah, but some day she might sing for me.

What, you’ve never been to the Quilt Museum?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #20)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 05:01 PM

23. I was gonna let it slide, but you made it too juicy.

Poor gal.

You thought I was from Paducah? Where did you get that Idea?

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:35 PM

19. LOL!!! Awesome post!!!

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Response to Ilovestx (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:46 PM

21. Just to be clear

All of the things I named, he has claimed and/or acknowledged here on this website. I am not exaggerating.

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #21)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 04:49 PM

22. Oh, I know!

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:29 AM

7. yes, sir. and so many songs bring me memories.

most good, some somber, a few bad..but I’ll still listen.

these guys give me that tingle.

https://m.

if you haven’t heard them before, be sure to check them out, dude. they did the soundtrack to friday night lights if they sound familiar. just amazing music.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:46 PM

25. ...



Wow, I just finished listening to that...they say People who right stuff like that hear the Music in their heads and it just writes itself!

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:54 PM

15. From one of the great movies about music.

I saw Don Giovanni at La Scala in Milan. It is an experience one never forgets.

https://m.#fauxfullscreen

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 06:15 PM

24. Yes, OF COURSE it does !

You mean... that DOESN'T happen to everyone when they listen to Chopin?





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