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So what is a transcendent, psychophysiological moment of musical experience?

Music has a unique power to elicit moments of intense emotional and psychophysiological response. These moments – termed “chills,” “thrills”, “frissons,” etc. – are subjects of introspection and philosophical debate, as well as scientific study in music perception and cognition. The present article integrates the existing multidisciplinary literature in an attempt to define a comprehensive, testable, and ecologically valid model of transcendent psychophysiological moments in music.

– Luke Harrison and Psyche Loui

Source: Thrills, chills, frissons, and skin orgasms: toward an integrative model of transcendent psychophysiological experiences in music | Frontiers