Do you ever get a feeling of GooseBumps when you are listening a great song. Or you had a feeling that makes all the hair on your arm stand on end.
A writer remembered getting chilled. He was listening to ‘Whola Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin on the number 9 bus from Stourbridge when he was 16.
This is not usual. This is a very rare and unique condition. If you experience GooseBumps. Or Lumps in the throat while you are listening to music.
A former undergraduate, Matthew Sachs studied about this last year. He studied individuals who gets chills from music. And also studied how this feeling triggered.
He researched this on 20 students.
Out of 20, 10 admitted that they had this feelings in relation to music and 10 that didn’t.
And they took brain scans of all the students.
Team found that those students who emotional attached to music have different brain structure than those who don’t.
The study showed that this tends to have a denser volume of fibers. Those fibers than connect with their auditory cortex.
And also connect with areas that process emotions means the two can communicate better.
More Fibers and increased efficiency between two regions helped us. It helped us to have more efficient processing between both regions.
It means if we get more chills from our favorite music then we have more stronger and intense emotions.
Also, these sensations we have with memories linked with a certain songs. And this can’t be controlled in a laboratory settings.
Yet, this study was small in size but results are incredible.
Sachs is currently conducting further research. This research will look at the brain activity when listening to songs that register certain reactions.
Sachs said that by doing so, he will try to figure out what neurology causes these reaction. And will try to actually tap into the treatment for psychological disorders.
Depression causes an inability to experience pleasure of everyday things. You could use music with a therapist to explore feelings.
Reference – https://www.indy100.com/article/music-goosebumps-some-people-science-research-emotions-psychology-study-harvard-7926781