Silvia, Paul

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Listening between the notes: personality, listening context, and aesthetic chills in everyday music listening 2012 3684 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 2555 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...
Brain networks underlying figurative language production 2015 1054 Metaphor is a common form of figurative language, yet little is known about how the brain produces novel figurative expressions. Related research suggests that dynamic interactions between large-scale brain systems support a range of complex cognitiv...
A meta-analysis of individual differences in humor production and personality 2015 736 One main area of focus in humor production research is exploring individual differences in humor production ability (i.e., the ability to produce something funny on the spot), particularly via its relationship with personality. The last 40 years of r...
Understanding inner music: a dimensional approach to musical imagery 2017 96 Inner music—hearing music inside your head that isn’t playing in the environment—is a common experience that takes many forms. Research on inner music, however, has primarily emphasized instances of involuntary, aversive musical imagery, such as “ear...