Understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms of vocal communication in health and disease
Pointing with words
Pointing with words – Language as a social motor activity?

Pointing with words – Language as a social motor activity?

Pointing with words

Language is everywhere and the use of it is one of the defining features of the human species. But how does it come that we can transmit even complex ideas by uttering a number of different sounds? Why do we understand those sounds as meaningful? Here I want to introduce you to one recently proposed…

WHY DO WE GET CHILLS WHEN LISTENING TO MUSIC?
Why do we get chills when listening to music?

Why do we get chills when listening to music?

WHY DO WE GET CHILLS WHEN LISTENING TO MUSIC?

Have you ever experienced a pleasant chill running up your spine when listening to a piece of music or a given harmony? Or goose bumps raising up your arms? Musical frisson… This phenomenon is defined as music frisson. Listening to emotionally moving music can trigger a strong emotional reaction (e.g., joy, nostalgia) and influence our…

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Faculty of Psychology
University of Lisbon
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UIDB/04527/2020 and UIDP/04527/2020

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