The neuroscience behind music-induced goosebumps

Have you ever had that reaction to a piece of music where it feels like your spine just turned into some kind of warm, jelly-like substance? Some people characterise it as chills, or goosebumps, but whatever you call it, some people have that moment that just gets them. Full disclosure: this is mine. Gyyyyyarrrhjggh. So, what’s going on with that? Well, as recently as 2011, the McGill University of Quebec, Canada, suggested the following: “Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.” But more recently, a group of American scientists, looked into the phenomenon a little more closely. As reported by The Guardian, it’s…

Link to Full Article: The neuroscience behind music-induced goosebumps

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about and the Informed.AI Network of AI related websites which includes Events.AI, Neurons.AI, Awards.AI, and Vocation.AI

You have Successfully Subscribed!