Australian friend of the show Justine sent me this bit of music science.
You know it when it happens to you?
“Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?
The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aesthetic chills,” and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a ‘skin orgasm.'”
I love this science. Researchers tried to find out why the hairs stand up on the back of our necks when listening to an emotional piece of music. The results are interesting and worth checking out…but I think my favourite part of the study was that they used this Air Supply slow jam to test their subjects.
Hit play on this then strap in for the chills!