Scientists call them thrills, frisson, and even "skin orgasms.” They’re the very real experience of chills and shivers from listening to music. Some people have them every day – others might never experience a guitar-inspired goosebump. The psychologist Paul Silvia says it might have something to do with your personality…and a great hook. He joins us for a skin-tingling listen.
Creative types have long had a reputation for ego - and it certainly takes a strong belief in self to pursue an art form. Now, a new study suggests that the connection between inventiveness and arrogance can be measured. Psychologist Paul Silvia of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro headed up the study - and he joins us to explain his findings.