The wise reader reads the book of genius not with his heart, not so much with his brain, but with his spine.
— Vladimir Nabokov
In this study, we compare the physiological and neural correlates of music- and poetry-induced chills/goosebumps. The goosebumps episodes will be identified using a mini-camera (goosecam). Individuals who are aware of experiencing goosebumps in response to music and poetry are invited to participate in our study.
Wassiliwizky, E., Koelsch, S., Wagner, V., Jacobsen, T., & Menninghaus, W. (2017). The emotional power of poetry: Neural circuitry, psychophysiology and compositional principles. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12 (8), 1229-1240. doi:10.1093/scan/nsx069