Have you ever experienced a cold rushing feeling across your skin from a quick temperature change, being scared, or even from good music? We all know the phenomenon as ‘goose bumps,’ but why exactly does this changing feeling take over the body, asks AsapSCIENCE. What is the science behind good bumps?

Like so many artifact from our human heritage, goose bumps no longer serve a helpful purpose in contemporary human biology, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t at some point in our distant past…