Why we get goose bumps?

That combines good music, the kiss of a man in love and a scary movie? The reaction of our skin. In response to all three events, we feel the tingling, and then get goose bumps. Tell, what it is all about and why they are needed.

How to get cold chills?

The mechanism is quite simple: at the root of each hair has a tiny muscle. When they tense, or reduced, the hair on his skin rise.

And why?

Yet scientists are unsure about, but there are several versions. Most likely, this reflex we have inherited from hairier ancestors. Now it is not needed, but then raised the coat created an air layer between the skin and the air. This delayed heat, and even visually doing our progenitors of massive, powerful, and frightening.

But do you need to protect yourself from beautiful music or kiss? Why goose bumps occur at pleasant moments?

Dr. Mitchell Colver from the University of Utah says that in fact this feeling is not familiar to everyone. Studies have shown that tingling pleasure get only 2/3 of humanity.

Scientists believe that goose bumps are a reaction to the adrenaline rush. Dr. Colver adds that our brains are apparently adopted the habit of the ancestors to react instantly to something sudden. “If you listen to music, but suddenly it does something unexpected (high note, a sharp change in the melody), then the creeps will not keep itself waiting long,” he concludes.

But shivers of fear and admiration on but there is one fundamental difference. When we finally realize that something wonderful is happening, but not terrible, we feel a rush of dopamine. And, it seems, so evolution rewards us for correct interpretation.

And if they can be a symptom of the disease?

Yes, you can. You should consult the doctorif:

  • goose bumps appear all too often and last a long time;
  • “goose bumps” appears only on the feet;
  • you feel pain and numbness in the extremities.

These symptoms can talk about:

  • the metabolic disorders;
  • vitamin deficiency;
  • follicular hyperkeratosis (a condition in which the skin is covered with pimples);
  • the restless leg syndrome;
  • the hypoparathyroidism (lack of parathyroid hormone);
  • varicose veins;
  • atherosclerosis.

But most of all constant goose bumps talking about unstable condition of the psyche of man. They usually annoy anxious, nervous, and excitable people.

If this sounds like you, then you need to learn to relax. How? For example, try a new procedure: “Floating: why do people swim in pools without a sound and light”.