These bumps are caused by a contraction of miniature muscles that are attached
to each hair. Each contracting muscle creates a shallow depression on the skin ...
Aug 16, 2013 ... This causes the skin around each hair to stand out, resembling the skin of a
plucked bird, hence the name "goosebumps." Exposure to cold ...
Apr 9, 2015 ... Goosebumps and your hair standing on end are sibling responses, caused by
fear, low temperatures, stress, or other extreme emotions or ...
Why yawning is contagious, what causes hiccups, and other miscellaneous body
Feb 28, 2014 ... Goose bumps can temporarily rise up on parts of your body when you feel a blast
of cold air or hear a scary noise coming from outside the ...
Jan 14, 2011 ... Today I found out why you get goose bumps when it's cold or as ... This discharge
causes contraction of the hair erector muscles (arrector pili).
They're called goose bumps because, when you have them, your skin looks like
... This might help to scare away potential enemies that may have caused the ...
The chills, goosebumps and shivering is one of your body's automatic insulating
responses to a cold environment, to prevent hypothermia. However, a “core ...
Mar 23, 2012 ... Goosebumps occur on our skin in a reaction to cold, fear, shock and ... at the
base of the hair contract and cause the hair to stand straight up.