Goosebumps from Music? Your Brain Might Be Special
Ever get goosebumps from listening to one of your favorite songs? According to Matthew Sachs’s study in the Oxford Academic, your brain may be structured differently than others.
In a report from Indy100, Sachs looked at a group of 20 students, 10 of which said they experienced the phenomenon. The findings showed they their brain had a denser volume of fibers that connect their auditory cortex with areas that process emotional responses.
“The idea being that more fibers and increased efficiency between two regions means that you have more efficient processing between them.” – Journal Neuroscience in Oxford Academia
Sachs is continuing research with a larger population.
Also published on Medium.