Why certain music gives you goosebumps – and why it’s a very good thing – Mirror Online

So, apparently since I get “goosebumps” with certain music ( I even get a weird “spine tingling” sensation with some) I have what’s called “higher-order cognition” – who knew?  I always knew I was weird, but at least now I have a word for it: “frisson”.

It’s always good to put a label on things, right?

Does music give you the chills? Have you got a few favourite songs that leave you with goosebumps?

There’s a scientific name for it: ‘frisson’. And not everybody gets it. If you do, it sets you apart from the rest, and means your brain works a little differently, according to music graduate Matthew Sachs.

Full Story: Why certain music gives you goosebumps – and why it’s a very good thing – Mirror Online

‘A Walk in the Woods’ vs. A Walk in the Woods: On Reading as a Substitute for Experience

I can relate to this essay and the author so much that I could have written it myself. If you are stunned by the changes adulthood has brought on in your life, how you spend your days, the little time you spend just “doing” things… then you must read this. It applies not only to those of us who rely on books for our vicarious life fulfillment, but also to those who obsessively rely on Social Media or the Internet it general for that life experience.

Source: http://www.themillions.com/2017/01/a-walk-in-the-woods-vs-a-walk-in-the-woods-on-reading-as-a-substitute-for-experience.html