Ask Dr. Universe
Last updated 7/24/2018 at 6:03pm
Part 1: Dr. Universe: Why does music give us chills? -Nicole, 11, Spokane, Wash.
If you are anything like me, maybe you’ve suddenly felt a chill while listening to music. Perhaps, you got goosebumps and saw your arm hairs stand on end. Maybe you even teared up.
The truth is I really wasn’t sure why music gives us chills, but I was determined to find out. My first stop was the Washington State University School of Music. That’s where I met up with my friend and music professor Greg Yasinitsky.
He played a few different notes on the piano in his office. He told me that...