Do you love to listen to music when you are sad, at this time your heart skips a beat and the hairs at the back of your arms stand up, do you ever feel this? If yes, then you are not alone at that time. According to new research, a person who get chills at the time of listening beautiful songs, they are biologically different from the rests. At this time, they may be considered as so much special.
According to the research of Matthew Sachs, a graduate student from the University of Southern California, studying effects of music on the brain of a person. According to this research, from 20 students, 10 of who reported feeling very chill while listening to their favorite songs and the rests don’t feel like this.
The Quartz reported that the team of researchers took brain scans of both groups. With this research, the students who reported the equivalent of ‘Frission’ known as scientific community. These students were found to have a higher no. of neural connection between the emotional processing centers, auditory and prefrontal cortex. So the prefrontal cortex is involved in the higher order cognition.
They also admit that the study was small and this phenomenon was very difficult to research. As it is not unusual for people to get chills from certain types of songs because they have unique memories tied with them. According to research, people who listen or connects with the music are slightly different from others. So that Sachs is conduction a research which involves the examination of the pattern of activity in the brain of the people as they listen to music that induces goosebumps. The research is to understand more about what is happening neurologically.
From an evolutionary standpoint, chills are a response to cold and danger. Said Sachs, “Our hair stands on end, and when we’re threatened, it makes us look larger.” Indeed, this is true. Certain sounds, such as high notes or falsettos, also peak human interest because they sound like a distress signal. As per research, when the music is played, the human brain goes to the safe space and jumps towards the space of pleasure not worry.
According to another neuroscientist, Jessica Grahn, who is also studying music at Western University in Canada in the field of Neuroscience, people listen to music because it challenges them in similar ways going to a haunted house. As it provides more challenges and entertainment evolutionary reactions.