You know when you hear something in music – maybe it’s when a certain note is hit vocally or that amazing guitar riff you could listen to over and over – and you get chills? Well, turns out people who experience “the chills” are actually wired differently.
The phenomenon is called frisson, which means “aesthetic chills,” and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin.”
Neurosciencenews.com posted a story back in February talking about how those who experience the chills are wired.
The study “found that people who get the chills from music actually have structural differences in the brain. They have a higher volume of fibers that connect their auditory cortex to the areas associated with emotional processing, which means the two areas communicate better.”
Basically, people that experience the chills when listening to music are more likely to experience intense emotions in general.