Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Optical recording of goosebumps

C. Kaernbach
Goosebump Team

[Start] [Why goosebumps] [Interest in goosebumps] [Recording Device] [Analysis Software] [Spectral Analysis] || [Team]

Why do we get goosebumps?

Goosebumps are firstly a reaction to cold. The autonomic nervous system stimulates the muscles in the hair follicles, and they contract in order to erect the hairs. more...
Scared kitten

What is so interesting about goosebumps?

Goosebumps result from poignant and often memorable emotional experiences. If we knew more about the common factors in these situations, we would be closer to an understanding of the emotional underpinnings of life. more...
Kiss through barbed wire.

Recording goosebumps

A project which we first started in Graz and are presently developing, in our emotion lab at Kiel university, is a goosebump detection system. more...

From skin pictures to quantitative goosebump analysis

The skin pictures taken by the recording system are analyzed  in terms of a two-dimensional Fourier transform. more...
Goosebumps coming and going