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Dearest Peeps,

As a sheepie....No..it's far too very a.m. to be a sheep !


Ewe know that phrase...'someone has just walked over your grave' ?....that's usually referenced when ewe have one of those sudden shrugs/shivers down the back of your spine or perhaps throughout your body !

What is it ?..and why does it happen ?

If ewe can enlighten me then that would be nice wouldn't it ?


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Re: Why Do We Get That Sudden Rush Or Shiver Down Our Spine ?
« Reply #1 on: 06/01/2012 05:55:57 »
Couild be a variation on “pee shivers”, but without the peeing ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=775.msg5833#msg5833

i.e. “cross talk”  between parts of the nervous system.
 

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Re: Why Do We Get That Sudden Rush Or Shiver Down Our Spine ?
« Reply #2 on: 06/01/2012 06:39:31 »
Too many Black Magic chocs perhaps?

I think it's an involuntary nervous reaction to a real, or perceived, sudden change in temperature. It could be a hangover from from when we had a lot more hair on our bodies. Shivering might fluff up our hair and help to keep us warm.

When our terriers get up after a snooze, they invariably give themselves a really violent shake. I assume they do this to fluff up their coats, although it may not be an involuntary action.
 

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Re: Why Do We Get That Sudden Rush Or Shiver Down Our Spine ?
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2012 07:13:26 »
...  an involuntary nervous reaction ... fluff up our hair and help to keep us warm.

That's piloerection   (they can't touch you for it  :¬)


When our terriers get up after a snooze, they invariably give themselves a really violent shake. I assume they do this to fluff up their coats, although it may not be an involuntary action.

Maybe the shake after being asleep is a reflex to shed detritus from the ground from their fur, (and perhaps to evict parasites which have taken up residence in their coat while they were lying down).
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Re: Why Do We Get That Sudden Rush Or Shiver Down Our Spine ?
« Reply #4 on: 06/01/2012 18:53:21 »
Couild be a variation on “pee shivers”, but without the peeing ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=775.msg5833#msg5833

i.e. “cross talk”  between parts of the nervous system.


Thanks RD. I must say I've had the wee wee shiver !...I wish i did..... then I could determine it's the same feeling !..Ta for the links !
 

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Re: Why Do We Get That Sudden Rush Or Shiver Down Our Spine ?
« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2012 18:59:41 »
Too many Black Magic chocs perhaps?

I think it's an involuntary nervous reaction to a real, or perceived, sudden change in temperature. It could be a hangover from from when we had a lot more hair on our bodies. Shivering might fluff up our hair and help to keep us warm.

When our terriers get up after a snooze, they invariably give themselves a really violent shake. I assume they do this to fluff up their coats, although it may not be an involuntary action.

But I'm not a terrier  !!


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