Music and Feelings
Music influences parts of the auditory cortex, including the Heschl’s gyrus and superior temporal gyrus, specifically responding to pulse clarity. Changes in dynamics, rhythm, timbre, and the introduction of new instruments cause an uptick in the response. Instrumental music evokes rich subjective experiences. In response to music, people report feeling chills, shivers down their spine, laughter, tears, goosebumps, lumps in their throat, and rushes of adrenaline.
Source: neurosciencenews.com ; PNAS; bigthink.com.