If You Get Chills When Listening to Music Then You’re Special

You are actually special if you experience a lump in your throat or get chills while you listening to a good song. Moreover those who experience sensation such as Goosebumps along their arms are special too.


Matthew Sachs, a student of Harvard University, along with some other students did a research regarding on individuals that get sensations, while listening to music. Sachs analyzed the phenomenon to identify how such sensations were stimulated in the human body. Twenty students took part of this study and ten of them reported experiencing these feelings of chills, while listening to music, but other 10 students did not.

The researchers compared scans and identified that those who reacted to songs had a different neurological structure from those that did not. And also researchers found that their brain cell structures are different from those who did not feel such sensations.

Those that experienced chills had a higher neurological fiber volume that linked their auditory cortex to the part of their brains responsible for processing emotions. The fiber volume in the brain cells of those that experienced chills was denser, so that it enabled them to have better communication.

In fact, the fibers create a connection between the parts that process emotions and their auditory cortex so that making them extremely sensitive to emotions in their life.

Additionally, neuroscientists explain that individuals that experience such sensations are open and responsive to ideas, impressions and suggestions. These findings were published in Oxford Academic. Even though it was carried out on a small scale, it did show a great difference in the human brain cell structures and that’s something to be amazed about. So there is a physical fact which we didn’t know earlier for this. If you really enjoy music and feel the sensation of music then you are different than others.