Does Some Music Give You The Chills?

Some people experience more intense emotions while listening to music.  If you get goosebumps while listening, science says you may have a unique brain.

Matthew Sachs, a PhD student at USC, published a study last year investigating people who get the chills from music.  The study found that people who get goosebumps from music actually have structural differences in the brain.

They have a higher volume of fibers that connect their auditory cortex to the areas associated with emotional processing, which means the two areas communicate better.

“The idea being that more fibers and increased efficiency between two regions means that you have more efficient processing between them,” he said.  More from Neuroscience News HERE.

Does music affect you this way?  What song or artists in particular?  Tell me on facebook.

I have always noticed this about myself, and lately any time I listen to Chris Cornell my whole body changes.  Goosebumps, posture change, different breathing and almost a slowing of function, as if my body is depressed.

Thanks for listening to 101WKQX and giving us the opportunity to give you goosebumps.

<3 @laurenoneil

P.S. Science also says going to concerts makes you a happy person 🙂