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Goosebumps, the lie detector for emotions

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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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Galvanic skin response related?

Interesting story.

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

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

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

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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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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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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.

I call fowl. :passifier:

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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.

I call fowl. :passifier:

What about gooseberries then?

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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.

I call fowl. :passifier:

I think it refers to the look of goose skin after plucking...IMO, a similar look

love the pun!

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I think it refers to the look of goose skin after plucking...IMO, a similar look

love the pun!

Was away to say this.

Most people will have seen it on a chicken.

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Thats not a sure way to make you think someones lying though because I would think you can get goosebumps from a number of different reasons.

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If you get goose bumps when you are alone, does that mean you are lying to yourself?......LOL

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