Category: The Neuroscience of Music

Two Types Of Peak Emotional Responses To Music: The Psychophysiology Of Chills And Tears: Mori & Iwanaga

Abstract “People sometimes experience a strong emotional response to artworks. Previous studies have demonstrated that the peak emotional experience of chills (goose bumps or shivers) when listening to music involves psychophysiological arousal and a rewarding effect. However, many aspects of peak emotion are still not understood. The current research takes a new perspective of peak…

Measuring The Emotional Power Of Music: Eva Brown, Frontiers Science Writer

“In exploring the psychological bases of human musicality, research expands simplistic categories of emotions, producing advanced tools which can sort feelings evoked by music and assess the emotion…We can all relate to music, which individually sparks some form of emotion within us, but what kind of emotion is it? Research shows that music induces numerous…