How music can give you ‘skin orgasms’

There is a scientific reason why you shiver and get chills on your body when your favorite song starts playing, says an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Wesleyan University, Psyche Loui. This deliciously weird experience is known as musical “skin orgasm”. It’s an emotional response that’s so strong and it causes a physical reaction. Loui talked to Abongile Nzelenzele about the science on this phenomenon. Listen to the conversation below: It’s actually more rare that you get the chills just once… and in that case, I would say maybe it’s a combination of where you are… a lot of people can say, oh I was with my friends… — Psyche Loui, an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience


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