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Goose Bumps

  1. Dec 3, 2004 #1
    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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  3. Dec 4, 2004 #2

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    I'd venture the guess that it's the epinephrine (adrenaline) release associated with excitement.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2004 #3
    Not challenging your great knowledge Moonbear, but could anyone verify this?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2004 #4

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