Do you get goosebumps while listening to your favourite music?? Do you feel energetic while hearing your favourite song?? Well, if you feel so then you have a unique brain.
Music have the power to strike us emotionally, it can make our hearts beats faster and makes us free from tension.
A study conducted at the University of Southern California reveals that people who get chills while hearing music have structural difference in their brain. The scientific term for the experience is “frission”.
The research was conducted in 20 students, in that 10 said that they get goosebumps from hearing to music and other 10 said they don’t. Then the researcher took brain scans of each of them. And then they found that those who feel the sensation might have stronger and intense emotions than those who don’t have.
The reason is that those who experience ‘frission’ had more neural connections between their auditory cortex to the areas connected with emotional processing centres. These participants also had a higher prefrontal cortex which is involved in understanding.
Mattew Sachs, the student who conducted research said , “People who get the chills have an enhanced ability to experience intense emotions. Right now, that’s just applied to music because the study focused on the auditory cortex. But it could be studied in different ways down the line,”
Mattew Sachs are about to conduct more research on this concept and he also believes that his findings will help to treat the mental illness like depression.