Why Do Some Songs Give You Chills?

 

The voice, the notes, the drums, the ups and downs, then suddenly.. it’s so good you just get chills all over the body. Surprisingly, some songs are so good you just feel them with your entire being, from dilated pupils to heavy breathing! But how is this possible? After all, it’s just a song, right?

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If you do experience it from time to time, you should feel lucky: only 50% of the world population gets chills from listening to music. What’s even stranger, as neuroscience research showed, is that we feel these sensations more often when listening to songs we already know than from those we haven’t heard before.

Jaak Panksepp, a specialist in neuroscience, found that most people get chills from sad songs rather than the happier tunes. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we get sad during those moments. According to Jaak Panksepp, the overwhelming sensations caused by music might actually be in our genes.

During ancient times, when a family member passed away, his relatives felt the loss and the sense gave them chills through a mechanism we still don’t understand. Somehow, the brain function was passed from one generation to the other, but it also modified in time, so now it is activated when we hear certain notes.

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And there’s yet another explanation to the chills down the spine. Everybody has a favorite part of their favorite song, right? As the song begins, we anxiously wait for that certain part to start playing. The moment our expectation is met and we hear that certain rhythm playing, our satisfaction is so big it actually gives us chills.

With that being said, if you’re among the lucky ones who get butterflies in their stomach as their song begins, play on!

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  1. i prefer the vast majority of the before pix. too much make-up makes them appear artificial. I’ve seen sex dolls in economy porn shops who look more “real”.

  2. Yes they all look very beautiful I have say they really work hard at their job looking great and very lovely hey girls keep the good work stay with you will go far just the way you look.

  3. Why isn’t “Basic Makeup” a required class for every high-school female?
    These ladies aced it! Yes makeup helps us overlook some of our self-conscious items (ie, flaws), but these examples are borderline artistic. Wish I was that skilled.

  4. I’ve seen better looking women driving around town, while on the job.. I don’t think any of these women shown here should have been models of any kind in the first place….. Just goes to show ya that our society can put any face out there for viewing and the general masses will eat it up. I’ll stick to my imagination and the real woman I see while I’m out and about

  5. So, when I beg the wife to wear some other clothes besides her ancient, ratty t-shirt, baggy jeans, and granny panties, try combing her hair differently, and wear a little bit of makeup, maybe even try to have sex more than once every two years, I get the standard response: “You just want me to look like a model or prostitute.” Duh! Then she wonders why I look at porn

  6. About half a dozen of the 26 shown have attractive facial structure in the raw form. The others all rely on gifted makeup & hair artists to transform them. Only recognized one girl as an actual playmate; however, I am sure they all use their god given anatomical parts with extreme efficiency. There were a few that were downright scary in the before pictures. I live in sunny Florida and see much hotter women all over. The vast majority of the female bartenders at my local Blue Martini are far more attractive

  7. Didn’t anyone notice the repeats in models? Take a loo at number 2 and 4 or 12 and 26. 2&4 the background was different, but in the other the before pic is exactly the same. So it was only 24 and perhaps even less than that. I did not scrutinized, but there was another pic that I thought I saw before in that line-up.

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