Have you ever heard a song that you produce chills and you put the willies? Well, if this is a familiar feeling to you, you may have a brain unique in comparison with most people.
A former student of the University of Harvard, Matthew Sachs, conducted a study to see why some people experience sensations such as goosebumps when listening to music, and others do not.
The research found that people experiencing these intense feelings when listening to the music may have an enhanced ability to undergo intense emotions.
The doctor in Philosophy and student of USC, Matthew Sachs, performed scans of the brain to 20 students, and 10 of them admitted to experience feelings of cool to listen to music while the other 10 do not. The results showed that there was a difference between these participants is reduced to the structure of the brain.
Participants who experienced emotional feelings with the music had a greater volume of fibers connecting your auditory cortex and the areas that process emotions, which means that they communicated more effectively.
“More fibers and greater efficiency between the two regions translates into more efficient processing between them,” said Sachs to Neuroscience News.
Their findings, Sachs discovered that the people who have chills when you listen to a specific song are more likely to experience greater intensity of emotions in comparison with others.
“The chills are usually a response to the cold sensation,” said Michael Sachs.
The study demonstrates that there may be emotional responses deeply enjoyable and rewarding stimuli aesthetic as the music and the art, but also shows that not everyone is able to present them.
“Find the differences in behavioral and neural among individuals who experience, or not, such reactions can help to gain a better understanding of the reward circuitry and the evolutionary significance of the aesthetic for human beings”, concludes the article academic Oxford Sachs.