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Silvia, Paul


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Listening between the notes: personality, listening context, and aesthetic chills in everyday music listening 2012 2466 Why do people get chills in response to music? Most people report feeling chills — experienced as goose bumps, shivers down the spine, or hair standing on end — at least sometimes when listening to music, but a small minority of people sa...
Metaphorically speaking: the role of cognitive abilities in the production of figurative language 2012 1428 Figurative language is one of the most common expressions of creative behavior in everyday life. However, the cognitive mechanisms behind figures of speech such as metaphor remain largely unexplained. Recent evidence suggests fluid and executive abil...