Goosebumps Causes: You see this picture of Neha Kakkar! While judging the Indian Idol show, a contestant gets goosebumps on her scintillating song and she also expresses it.
Getting goosebumps… you must have known about this. You must have got goosebumps on many occasions! For example, in the winter season, when the body shudders when suddenly it is very cold, then our hair stands up. Sometimes this happens even when you are afraid. Similarly, about some emotional matter, hearing something that will make Rome and Rome happy. This happens in a situation of a lot of happiness, sorrow, fear, excitement.. But what is the reason behind it? (PS: Youtube Grab @SonyTV)
In medical terms, standing hair is called piloerection, cutis anserina or horripilation. Colloquially we call it Goosebumps. In this process, the hairs of the pores which are in our skin stand out. If there is no hair, then the skin rises up. Sometimes goosebumps also occur during physical exertion or everyday activities such as defecation.
One reason for goosebumps is that physical exertion activates your sympathetic and nervous system. Sometimes goosebumps come without any reason. Goosebumps also helps keep you warm. They are such that when you feel very cold, the movement of the muscles activates the goosebumps and in this case the body becomes hot. As your body starts warming up, your hair will gradually disappear.
Sometimes, even if an emotion is experienced rapidly, goosebumps stand. As you saw the picture of Neha Kakkar above. While judging the Indian Idol show, a contestant gets goosebumps on her scintillating song and she also expresses it. In fact, when you feel extreme emotions, the body reacts. According to a study, watching scenes with social stimuli, such as a scene from a movie or a spectacular rendition of a very beautiful song, can be felt, seen and heard better with goosebumps. (PS: Scientific American)
What you think, hear, see, smell, taste, touch… can feel the way they react to the intense emotions mentioned above. Two common body reactions that trigger goosebumps include increased electrical activity in the muscles under the skin and deepening or heaviness of breath. These reactions may also make you sweat or your heart rate may increase. (PS: sites.psu.edu)