If Listening To Music Gives You Goosebumps, This Is What It Says About Your Brain

It happens at times that after listening to an amazing song, we are so lost and taken away by the lyrics as well as the music of the composition that the world around us fades away. You get Goosebumps and your throat thickens with bile. Well, if you have been wondering why you experience it then there’s a news for you.

There was a research conducted by a former undergraduate student named Matthew Sachs who studied the individuals getting goosebumps after listening to music.

The research that Sachs conducted featured 20 students, and among 10 of those admitted that they experienced some sort of feelings during music, while the other 10 felt nothing. Sachs had each student’s brain scanned during the experiment.

 

Emotional reaction

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According to the results, people who were able to emotionally connect to the music had a different brain structure than the one who didn’t feel any emotional connection to it.

Denser fibers are the key.

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The reason behind some people’s better connection with music was the denser volume of fibers that connected their auditory cortex areas. Hence, if you are getting the chills while listening music there is a big chance that you have deeper and stronger emotions.

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This can also be connected with the memories that are linked to the song.

Can be used to tackle depression.

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Music can be an amazing source to deal with depression. “Depression causes an inability to experience the pleasure of everyday things. You could use music with a therapist to explore feelings.”

Apart from this connection, there are many other benefits to listening to music as well.

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It eases down anxiety and stress.

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There are so many situations that can be stressful for a person like getting stuck in heavy traffic. In cases like these- one can listen to nice soothing music and calm their nerves down.

A long day at work or school can get very difficult for anyone. They might feel like all their energy is drained.

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But the good news is that you can make your brain believe that your body has more energy than it actually does.

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In case, you are a patient of high blood pressure or your heart beats at a high rate then you should listen to calm music.

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Studies have shown that music helps in triggering down the heart rate as well as high blood pressure.

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Music makes your mind explode with creativity. Keeping the level of volume at a moderate level helps in keeping you inspired.

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Interestingly, it helps in controlling the physical pain.

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According to studies, listening to good music can ease the pressure on your body.

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(h/t: Providr)
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