Goose Bumps

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Goose bumps, also called goose pimples, goose flesh, or cutis anserina, are the bumps on a person's skin at the base of body hairs (typically on the forearm), which involuntarily develop when a person is cold, afraid, or experiences other strong emotions.
At times when i see something greatly inspiring, i get goose bumps. I do not understand why however, since inspiration isn't really an "emotion". Would anyone know how inspiration can relate to goose bumps?
 

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Moonbear
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I'd venture the guess that it's the epinephrine (adrenaline) release associated with excitement.
 
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Moonbear said:
I'd venture the guess that it's the epinephrine (adrenaline) release associated with excitement.
Not challenging your great knowledge Moonbear, but could anyone verify this?

Thanks.
 
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dekoi said:
Not challenging your great knowledge Moonbear, but could anyone verify this?

Thanks.

Considering I phrased it as "venture a guess," yes, if anyone has a more certain answer, that would be great.
 

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