The Door

"When you were born,
the stars were released
to escort you to their door."

~Alexys Fairfield

Maithri  – (2/17/2008 12:24 AM)  

Goosebumps! Now heres a question for you my wise and intelligent friend - where does the term goosebumps come from??

Well in any case, I got them reading this,

Love to you and love the new look,


Alexys Fairfield  – (2/17/2008 9:22 AM)  

Goose bumps are caused by a reflex called piloerection. All mammals, including us, have skin covered with hair. Much of our body hair is quite fine -- sometimes barely visible. When the hair in the follicle lifts up (piloerection) it makes the hair follicle stand out. And that causes goose bumps, so named because they look like the skin of a plucked goose.

Goose bumps are an automatic response, like sweating or increased heart rate. We can't easily control them.

Like other emotion-linked reflexes -- blushing, turning pale, butterflies in the stomach -- goose bumps are triggered by the limbic system of the brain. This governs primitive drives: sex, fear, rage, aggression and hunger.

The limbic system is connected to two parts of the brain: the thalamus, which receives virtually all sensory input, and the hypothalamus. In humans, these parts of the brain allow emotional stimulation from music or the reading of poetry to cause goose bumps.

Something that causes severe anxiety causes an adrenaline rush -- but so does something that causes intense pleasure or an emotional "welling up."

Thank you my friend.
Keep the goosebumps coming. :D
Love to you always.

Maithri  – (2/17/2008 11:46 PM)  

Preach it my sista!

the piloerection bit i'd heard of ;) but the skin of a plucked goose.... love it!!

Love, M

Alexys Fairfield  – (2/18/2008 12:41 AM)  

Pass the knowledge, share the love. :D

Peace my love. Here's to future goosebumps - it's a good thing!

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