Paul Silvia

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Musical Chills and Thrills

Monday, December 05, 2011

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.

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Pride and Prodigy

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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.

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