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Dr. Huron answers the question ‘why does music gives us goosebumps?’

Dr. David Huron lecturing audience on theory of physiological responses to music. Taiwo Adepoju, The Paisano

Taiwo Adepoju

February 1, 2017

Goosebumps, tears to the eyes, the feeling of being “choked up,” or “taking your breath away” are sometimes the feelings music evokes. But why? Why do people sometimes get these feelings when listening to music? Dr. David Huron, arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State Univers...