Why Do We Get Goosebumps?

We all know that our skin gets covered in little bumps when we’re cold, or scared or listening to good music or even when we’re threatened. But why does it happen?

The goosebumps phenomenon is actually a cool piece of our unique biology. Named after the way a large bird looks after being plucked, it’s actually your body’s attempt to protect itself. Learn more about Goosebumps in the video above.



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