Have you ever listened to music and got goosebumps when a certain song started playing? According to a recent study, not many people can experience this feeling from music.
A recent study conducted at Harvard studied the physical effects that music can have on people when they listen to it. The experience of sensations like goosebumps or a lump in your throat when listening to music is rare and unique.
Those who reported experiencing these feelings associated with music actually have different brain structures than those that do not.
Those that do have denser fibers in their brain that connect their auditory cortex, the part that processes sound, with the emotional area of the brain. This denser volume means that these two parts of the brain are able to communicate better with each other.
You are more likely to have stronger and more intense emotions if you are the type of person who gets chills from listening to music. Usually, these emotions are associated with memories or feelings related to that specific song.
Those at Harvard hope that this study can be used to further research involving depression and mental health and advance therapy methods by involving music.
Has this ever happened to you? What song gives you goosebumps every time you hear it? Let us know in the comments!
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