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.