experienced “the chills” at some point. Your skin gets
goose bumps and your body shivers uncontrollably. But why does
consulted Hadley King, a dermatologist, to find the answer.
King said there
are two types of chills that cause a physical response. The
first a physical input, like feeling cold. The second is a
psychological input, something that makes you feel a certain
are easier to explain. George A. Bubenik, a physiologist,
explained to Scientific American in animals with thick hair, a
rising coat of hair helps insulate the skin beneath from the
chills, however, the science is less clear. King said it may
be that emotional stimuli trigger the release of dopamine,
which causes temporary skin tingling.
triggers can include being moved by a piece of art or being
for all these responses is the subconscious release of a
stress hormone called adrenaline,” Bubenik said. “In
humans, adrenaline is often released when we feel cold or
afraid, but also if we are under stress and feel strong
emotions, such as anger or excitement.”
Bustle, these emotional chills are more likely to happen if
something unexpected happens in the art a person in consuming.
isn’t clear, but it seems a good place to start to give
yourself the chills is consuming some great art that can