Have you ever gotten that feeling when you’re listening to a great song that makes all of the hairs on your arm tingle? Experiencing goosebumps or a lump in the throat while listening to a song is a unique and rare experience.
A recent study was conducted by former undergraduate Harvard student Matthew Sachs that focused on individuals who get chills from listening to music.
Read on to find out what the results from the study were and what they mean.
The research that Sachs conducted featured 20 students, and 10 of those students admitted to experiencing some sort of feelings during music, and the other 10 felt nothing. Sachs had each student take a brain scan during the experiment.
The results from the brain scan showed that the students who managed to make an emotional connection to the music they were listening to actually have a different brain structure than the students who did not.
The research showed that they have a denser volume of fibers that connect their auditory cortex and areas that process emotions, which is the reason that they connect with the music better. This means that if you get chills from music, you’re more likely to have deeper and stronger emotions.
These sensations can also be associated with certain memories that are linked to a certain song.
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