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The idea being that more fibers and increased efficiency between two regions means that you have more efficient processing between them.

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26 minutes ago, EvilEyeFleegle said:

https://www.indy100.com/article/music-goosebumps-some-people-science-research-emotions-psychology-study-harvard-7926781?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

 

 

The idea being that more fibers and increased efficiency between two regions means that you have more efficient processing between them.

Music DOES give me goosebumps, but I have had “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You” in my head all freaking day and it is driving me NUTS.

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Indeed, I get that feelings like that from some music. I remember, in 1997, being in the third row at an Oscar Peterson concert, and his playing brought tears to my eyes, and my wife's too.

 

But about more intense emotions, how would I know? I can't compare to other people's emotions, because I can't feel their's.

 

I have a strongly logical side. I remember, in the very early 80s, being told by a girlfriend that I had no emotions ... I suspect that being told that it's pretty common for guys in their 20s, because Elvis Costello used the idea in his song "Lipstick Vogue":

 
Don't say you love me when it's just a rumour
Don't say a word if there is any doubt
Sometimes I think that love is just a tumour
You've got to cut it out
 
You say you're sorry for the things that you've done
You say you're sorry but you know you don't mean it
I wouldn't worry, I had so much fun
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being
It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
Oh yeah
 
Get to the slot machine, almost dead on arrival
Just hit me one more time with that live wire
Maybe they told you you were only a girl in a million
You say I've got no feelings, this is a good way to kill them
 
Select the control and then insert the token
You want to throw me away but I'm not broken
You've got a lot to say--well, I'm not joking
There are some words they don't allow to be spoken
Sometimes I almost feel just like a human being
It's you, not just another mouth in the lipstick vogue
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