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Jun. 12th, 2007

03:08 am - Creepy tingles

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If I'm in a place I think I'm not supposed to be, like I think I might get in trouble if I got caught there, or if I'm looking at such a place or a picture of such a place, like an abandoned building, especially if it's old and creepy, the back of my neck tingles.

If I'm looking down from a great height, say a balcony, or if I'm looking at someone who might be in danger of falling a great height if he's not careful, my ankles tingle.

Anybody else get anything like that?

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Tom Lehrer - L-Y

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From:bigwolfbebad
Date:June 12th, 2007 06:48 am (UTC)
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I definitely get the back of the neck thing, but I also get that when I see something really kick ass, like my favorite scene in a movie X3
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From:ceruleanst
Date:June 12th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
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Back of the neck is reasonably universal and well-documented, see "spine-tingling" etc. Evolutionary remnant of hackles.

As noted above, it can also be a reaction to peak experience in art appreciation. I'm not sure why. Do our primitive hindbrains perceive anything truly awesome as a threat?

Ankles, though...I've never noticed that. But I expect I will notice it in the future. Heightened sensation in the feet certainly makes sense in such a situation.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 12th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)

Eeeasterrr... in her booonneeet...

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If I'm moved by a poignant piece of music (say, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel, or "City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie, especially if I haven't heard it in a long time), I get goosebumps all over, which I notice primarily on my arms.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:June 12th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
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My shoulders tighten when a car looks like it might hit another, but that's not really the same idea, is it.
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From:prismo
Date:June 12th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
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My scalp tingles when I eat spicy food. *shrug*
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 12th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
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Huh. Sometimes when I eat something, if it's the first thing I've eaten all day, my cheeks tingle. Sometimes they tingle so hard it's almost painful! Fortunately it only lasts a few seconds.
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From:darksasami
Date:June 12th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
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Once, when looking down from an airport parking structure, I had a sharp, stabbing pain through my thumbs. Very Scottish Play. I tested it and it definitely came back every time I looked again. My parents have made a joke of it for the past 15 years or so--any time we're at any more-than-usual height, I get "Do your thumbs hurt?"

It's never happened again, though.
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From:gedrean
Date:June 12th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Ditto on place not supposed to be. Looking at a fall type issue, if I'm anywhere near any type of railing or edge for any fall, at minimum maybe 3-5 feet, I start feeling dizzy and uncomfortable.
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From:nefaria
Date:June 12th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
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I got tingles all over when I stuck a butter knife in an electric socket (my older sister showed me how). Fortunately it had no long-term deleterious effects. **twitchtwitch**
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From:kamesama
Date:June 12th, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
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My gums tingle when I'm really anxious about something. Usually a very important exam, or interview.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:June 12th, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
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MY. BRAIN. TINGLES!

For no apparent reason sometimes (although, I remember when i was a kid, and I'd read a particular story, and I got to the phrase "cream and strawberries", then my brain would invariably tingle.)

(Dammit, I wish I had a Gumbie icon, that would be good for this reply.)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 12th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
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How's this?
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From:orv
Date:June 12th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
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bluerain introduced me to the term "butt twinge," which describes well the sensation of looking straight down from a great height.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 13th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC)
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My butt twinges when I go to the barber and he runs the electric razor over the back of my neck in a certain way. It's weird and kind of unpleasant.
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