Neuroscience: Music Chills: The Eye Pupil As A Mirror To Music’s Soul: ScienceDirect

“This study evaluated whether music-induced aesthetic “chill” responses, which typically correspond to peak emotional experiences, can be objectively monitored by degree of pupillary dilation. Participants listened to self-chosen songs versus control songs chosen by other participants. The experiment included an active condition where participants made key presses to indicate when experiencing chills and a passive condition (without key presses). Chills were reported more frequently for self-selected songs than control songs….” Click Music chills: The eye pupil as a mirror to music’s soul – ScienceDirect for the rest of the article.

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