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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Goosebumps frequently come after an “emotional climax” provoked by a “powerful” event or the “remarkable” actions of someone, the scientists found. The way a person’s skin stood on end provided an insight into their fear, surprise, awe or admiration.

The research, published in the journal Motivation and Emotion, concluded that while a person could lie about what they were feeling or thinking, goosebumps were not easily faked.

http://www.telegraph...r-emotions.html

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

Galvanic skin response related?

Interesting story.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

And here's me thinking they only cropped up as an insulation against the cold.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:52 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 05 January 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

And here's me thinking they only cropped up as an insulation against the cold.

          ...  vestiges of where our hair used to stand up .   .. for multiple reasons.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

View Postlightly, on 05 January 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:



          ...  vestiges of where our hair used to stand up .   .. for multiple reasons.
Well I still stand by that they have a practical use.

Though when your've got your hackles up they do mean goosebumps.
And if that happens it's from some kind of emotional response due to anger.
But it's only a saying.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 05 January 2013 - 08:43 PM, said:

And here's me thinking they only cropped up as an insulation against the cold.


You never had euphoria from music or an emotional bit in a film?

I get it form listening to the music I'm into, goosebumps everywhere and the best feeling ever.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

View PostCoffey, on 06 January 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:




You never had euphoria from music or an emotional bit in a film?

I get it form listening to the music I'm into, goosebumps everywhere and the best feeling ever.
I see where you are coming from with this finally.
You don't mean goosebumps in the literal sense.
It's an emotional response from something that gives you a warm,fuzzy feeling.
A bit like me and my fascination with a certain Swindon Town.
Completely different from having your hackles up but the same rules apply.
Waking up in a cold sweat is an other one to mull over as well.
I think if I got goosebumps literally it's time for the winter woollies.



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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

View PostMedium Brown, on 06 January 2013 - 03:12 PM, said:

I see where you are coming from with this finally.
You don't mean goosebumps in the literal sense.
It's an emotional response from something that gives you a warm,fuzzy feeling.
A bit like me and my fascination with a certain Swindon Town.
Completely different from having your hackles up but the same rules apply.
Waking up in a cold sweat is an other one to mull over as well.
I think if I got goosebumps literally it's time for the winter woollies.


It's still goosebumps though.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

View PostCoffey, on 06 January 2013 - 01:45 PM, said:

You never had euphoria from music or an emotional bit in a film?

I get it form listening to the music I'm into, goosebumps everywhere and the best feeling ever.

I used to get them fairly often when I was young.  Now at 65 it's pretty rare. :unsure2:


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

"Hackles up" is more for a dog, isn't it?  Or even a cat--hackles along the spine?


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

View PostBabe Ruth, on 06 January 2013 - 06:10 PM, said:

"Hackles up" is more for a dog, isn't it?  Or even a cat--hackles along the spine?
It's when they are on red alert.

However it's more noticeable on cats when you can clearly feel their back going stiff.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:31 AM

a researcher starting intently at you looking for goosebumps is enough to give you goosebumps :wacko:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:29 AM

OMG...they actually paid people to study goosebumps??
I think this study was a waste of taxpayers money.
What if you get goosebumps when you are alone?

OMG...they actually paid people to study goosebumps??
I think this study was a waste of taxpayers money.
What if you get goosebumps when you are alone?

Edited by SheerLin, 09 January 2013 - 12:31 AM.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:31 AM

OMG...they actually paid people to study goosebumps??
I think this study was a waste of taxpayers money.
What if you get goosebumps when you are alone?

OMG...they actually paid people to study goosebumps??
I think this study was a waste of taxpayers money.
What if you get goosebumps when you are alone?


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:51 PM

Why are they called "goosebumps" anyway?

What, do geese have some special skin reaction? And how would anyone know geese did that in the first place?
Which I doubt.

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