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What exactly is that feeling?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tommy B, 21 May 2006.

  1. Tommy B

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    Does anyone know exactly what causes the hairs on your spine to stand up?

    Like when you're singing the Anthem at an England rugby match, or when you just see or hear something that completely blows you away!
     
  2. Yas786

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    hmmm good question, i love that feeling though :cool:
     
  3. secretspy

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    i know what you mean but i dont know how to decribe the feeling.

    its like an emotion i guess, i know if i can relate to a song i get the shiver down my spine etc.
     
  4. iCraig

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    Probably a reaction going through your nervous system, due to the sudden surge of emotions.

    No idea really, but that's the most scientificableuntechnological theory I can think of.
     
  5. ElRazur

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    Adrenalin rush iirc, it sets your body into an alert mode, tense up your muscle, hearing is improved (kinda like by 10%+) and part of the physical changes is the hair raising experience
     
  6. AthlonTom

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    Its adrenaline - your bodies getting primed and ready for action, I get it while I'm staring at something I'm about to leap off.
     
  7. Syngress

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    What ever it is its a great feeling. :)
     
  8. SpicyDuck

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    I got that feeling reading this thread, haha, thanks I guess! :D ... even if it is sad. :p

    I don't know how to describe it in a word, other than explaining it as an action. As everyone does. Maybe we need a new word in the English language? :D

    Phil.
     
  9. ElRazur

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    No matter how great that feeling is, it cant beat the feeling of "bursting a nut" during sex. IMO that's the bestest feeling ever! Nothing beats that. :cool:
     
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  10. Chronos-X

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    I dont think I've ever felt hairs on my neck actually stand up :confused:
     
  11. ElRazur

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    Perhabs they are too thin for you to notice or you are bald on your neck :D . Most people i think wont feel then unless, they are hairy or have very sensitive baroreceptors around that part of the body.
     
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  12. William

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    I like that feeling you get when you hear a string quartet. :)
     
  13. Tommy B

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    I wouldn't say it's an adrenaline rush. It's nothing whatsoever like what I feel before a race, or at the start of a rugby match (playing not watching)

    Strangely, I get a similar feeling when I'm holding my cat and he is purring in my ear. Strange heh :)
     
  14. Wryel

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    I think the word 'elation' describes it quite well.
     
  15. ElRazur

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    And i like the feeling i get prior ot getting a nookie and even better after getting one. :D
     
  16. AthlonTom

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    If you want to experiance this all the time, just watch 24. Jack Bauer Power Hour.
     
  17. William

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    Well if you nookie every girl in a string quartet you would be laughing. ;)
     
  18. nicRob

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    I get that feeling when listening to a video of an F40 - at one point the engine note makes hairs stand up :p
     
  19. Carzy

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    Can't vouch for the quality of the answer, but it sounds technical enough :p
     
  20. One More Solo

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    I only get that feeling when Three Lions comes on around World Cup time.