Shivers and Timbres

  title={Shivers and Timbres},
  author={Emily C. Nusbaum and Paul J. Silvia},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={199 - 204}
Most people report that listening to music sometimes creates chills—feeling goose bumps and shivers on the neck, scalp, and spine—but some people seem to never experience them. The present research examined who tends to experience music-induced chills and why. A sample of young adults completed measures of chills, the Big Five domains, and their music preferences, habits, and experiences. Latent variable models found that openness to experience was the strongest predictor of the typical… Expand

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