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Each tiny hair on your skin is attached to small muscles, called arrector pili muscles. In cold or frightening situations these muscles tighten. This makes the hair stand straight up. The skin around the hair bunches up and makes a little bump. When all of your hairs do this at the same time, you have goose bumps
It's an attempt to make itself appear bigger than it is. If we were all covered in hair and got goosebumps we would look all poofy.
Originally posted by sticky
This is a good question, and I sometimes wonder if it is under my own control, self induced. Is it divine? We can speculate and debate anyway.
The reason goosebumps concern me is that I've never had so many instances of goosebumps as I have had on the truth seeking mission.
Obviously the feeling is generated from the brain. Then, why do so many people attribute goosebumps to something paranormal?
You can accelerate your adrenaline to create the goosebumps, I do it all the time, it is vibratory frequency and it is positive energy.
Originally posted by pazcat
I have only ever associated goosebumps with a good feeling, i get them mainly with live music even hearing a recording of live music. Sometimes its something that someone says thats inspirational, and my favourite is when the wife gives me goosebumps.
Never thought of them as fear reaction.