Humanities and sciences are two major subjects that kept humankind busy from the first civilizations. Sciences kept them alive, and humanities made the lives worth living. Piece of great art, music, dance, or literature can bring you a “high in mind” feeling than any other thing in the world. Sence of aesthetics is written in bold in our DNA, and we are all sensitive to aesthetics. But some people show somewhat bigger sensitivity than others when it comes to art. Maybe it is you or someone you know how to get goosebumps listening to great music.
Matthew Sachs conducted a recent investigation about the phenomena of giving goosebumps while listening to music: he was an undergrad at Havard by the time, but the results were published a year later.
Sach had 20 understudies in a lab where he played a playlist, including favorite pieces of music of these individuals. Sach used a method called Dispersion Tensor Imaging (DTI) to check their cerebrums. The result showed that people who responded physically to music has an alternative cerebrum structure than those who did not. The published article on Oxford Academic reveals that the people who got goosebumps have a “denser volume of filaments that interface their sound-related cortex and regions that procedure feeling.”
This discovery is finally suggesting that some people can feel music better other. However, if you do not know goosebumps yet, do not get upset, music is just magical, and you may not have found your favorite music again.