‘Messiah’ give you chills? That’s a clue to your personality

The scientific explanation for chills is that the emotions evoked by beautiful or meaningful music stimulate the part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which controls primal drives such as hunger, sex and rage and also involuntary responses like blushing and goosebumps. When the song soars, your body can’t help but shiver.

Some people report lots of skin orgasms and some people say they never get them, but the personality trait “openness to experience” seems like a good predictor. (By “open to experience” the researchers seem to mean those people who enjoy art, good movies, aesthetic stuff.)

2 responses to “‘Messiah’ give you chills? That’s a clue to your personality

  1. kool.

    i did have to look up what the hell a skin orgasm was though…. and even google didn’t help clarify.

    i guess i’ll never know what a skin orgasm is. sigh.

  2. I don’t know what a skin orgasm is either. Is it possible we’ve “achieved” this and don’t know it? Maybe we just need to relax and concentrate. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s