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Listening to Poetry Really Can Give You Chills and Goosebumps

A recent study shows that recited poetry can spark brain activation patterns that produce emotional responses and engage the body's reward circuitry.

May 1, 2017
1:56 PM EDT
Ildar Sagdejev
Maya Angelou (1928–2014) reciting her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. William J. Clinton Presidential Library