Goosebumps are known to doctors as a manifestation of the pilometer reflex. The reflex, triggered by cold and the adrenaline rush of strong emotions, involves the arrector pili muscles. There is one muscle for each hair that connects a hair follicle to skin tissue. When touched by cold, the muscle contracts, causing the hair to stand on end, trapping precious body heat. However, there is a difference between these tiny muscles on the body and those on the face. The arrector pili muscles in the body are attached to one side of the hair and they yank the hairs aloft when they contract. In 1993 a Japanese researcher found that the muscles surround facial hair, but when they contract, no net movement is produced. However, there is still some debate as to whether the face actually has any arrector pili muscles.
|brittainy on 21 September 2013 ,13:45 |
I get goosebumps on my face and so does my mother. It happens more frequently for me than my mom, they happen at least twice a day. Any time I'm talking about something I'm passionate about from a book to politics there they are, it's very embarrassing. I wish I was able to find out more about the problem.
|Jenny Warner on 10 March 2012 ,12:34 |
...I get goosebumps on my face. So do a couple other people I know. It is possible to get goosebumps on our faces. This is a biased question for the title.
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