Physiological Psychology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 126–129 | Cite as

Thrills in response to music and other stimuli

  • Avram Goldstein


Approximately half of those surveyed experience characteristic tingling sensations (thrills) when exposed to emotionally arousing stimuli. Music was especially effective as a stimulus. Thrills evoked by music were quantitated according to self-reports on frequency, intensity, and duration. In preliminary experiments with naloxone, an opiate receptor antagonist, thrills were attenuated in some subjects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avram Goldstein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Stanford UniversityStanford
  2. 2.Addiction Research FoundationPalo Alto

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