We often hear, especially when it comes to certain songs, the expression “goosebumps”. What do this goosebumps actually mean?
Matthew Sachs, a graduate of Harvard University, has been studying the people who are listening to music, wanting to discover the cause of the appearance of the goosebumps.
The study was conducted on 20 students, 10 of whom were very sensitive to the sound, while the other 10 had no reaction.
Sachs concluded that those who reacted emotionally and were astonished had another brain structure compared to those who remained impassive.
The study reveals that in the most sensitive there is a dense network of connections between the brain, the cilia and the areas that process emotions, that is, they can communicate better.
Sachs’ results were published on Oxford Academic and mentioned on Neuroscience: “A denser network makes a better connection to the brain, so there is productive communication.”
This means that if the music gives you goosebumps, it is most likely because you feel more intense, your emotions are much stronger than the others.
Emotions also occur in memories! Remembrance of a song triggers intense feelings for a sensitive person.
Although the study was conducted on a small group of people, Sachs still investigates people’s cerebral activity when listening to melodies that trigger certain reactions.
He hopes to discover the neurological causes that lead to these reactions, stating that the elucidation of this aspect would be helpful in discovering new ways of treating psychological disorders.
Depression leads to the inability to find pleasure in everyday things. But with the help of a psychotherapist, you can use music to explore feelings.