A study ensures that people who feel goosebumps when listening to music have a different brain than others. These people can experience more intense emotions.

There are many people who get excited when they listen to a song. That they cry for the messages it conveys. Or they feel identified with what can be said from the lyrics of the song. Therefore, many consider the music as their great passion. But there is a smaller group that goes further…

Alice der Sarkisian, a women who participated to the study, says when she hears Act from Radiohead, your body is changing:
“In a way I feel that my breathing goes with the song, my heart strikes slowly and I feel more aware of the song, and the emotions of the song and the response of my body.”

Few feel goosebumps When they listen to music, and according to a study in which Alice participated, the cause of this sensation would be in the person’s brain. Matthew Sachs,  a researcher from Harvard University, conducted a research while a student at Harvard University. There, he analyzed students who had fever and nodules when they heard a song.

Sachs scanned the brain of 10 people who felt an emotional connection closer to music, with 10 other people who did not. There he found that most affiliated people presented brain structures different from the rest.

The young man concluded that it was “more direct communication between his brain and music”. They have more fibers that connect the auditory cortex to the surfaces of the brain associated with the processing of emotions. So, both areas communicate better and with greater efficiency.

The people who are robbing them goosebumps They have a greater ability to experience more intense emotions, according to Sachs.

Although the study only analyzed 20 people who felt it goosebumps, Sachs is considering opening the field of analysis. He will try to find the neurological causes of this phenomenon, and if it can be used in musical therapy treatments.


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