Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: The chills we get from music

You know that feeling when you get when you hear some really cool music?  Those chills that you get?  Maybe you even get goosebumps.  These physiological reactions have fascinated scientists for years. 

The latest bit of research says that not everyone reacts in the same way.  A study from the University of North Carolina says that people who are more open to new ideas and have more active imaginations are those who are more likely to get chills when they listen to music.  And it doesn’t matter what kind of music they’re listening to.  They just get more out of it. 

This helps explain why some people are more disposed to really be into music than others.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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