If Music Gives You Goosebumps, You’re A Good Person

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September 14, 2018
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55% of people have had music give them goosebumps, according to a new study.  

Those people were more likely to be healthier, happier, friendlier, and even wealthier. 

Have you ever listened to music that was so good it gave you goosebumps?  

Me too, like when Donna Missal came here for an FM Session.  

Anyway, according to a new study out of Harvard, if music has ever given you goosebumps and made the hairs on your arm stand up, that's actually a sign you're thriving.

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The researchers found that about 55% of people had that strong of an emotional connection to music, and they were more likely to be healthier, happier, friendlier, and even wealthier.

They also found that women were more likely to get goosebumps from music than men and for most people it happens quickly, like during the first minute of the song.

And music isn't the only thing that gives some people goosebumps.

25% had them when someone said "I love you" for the first time, 23% had them when their child was born, and 16% had them when they saw their partner walk down the aisle at their wedding.