How can goosebumps happen when it is not cold?

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How can goosebumps happen when it is not cold?
« on: 26/08/2009 18:30:02 »
kevin asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear naked scientists,

I can give myself goosebumps at will at anytime.  I have heard it may have something to do with the sympathetic nervous system but am not really sure.  Whilst I know why we get goose bumps when it's cold I do not know why it happens when it is not cold.

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Kevin from Cape Cod

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How can goosebumps happen when it is not cold?
« Reply #1 on: 27/08/2009 06:27:38 »
I can give myself goosebumps at will at anytime.
You're not the only one... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=428.0

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How can goosebumps happen when it is not cold?
« Reply #2 on: 27/08/2009 08:20:39 »
Here's a goose you don't want to bump into! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OStX_wrWGg
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How can goosebumps happen when it is not cold?
« Reply #3 on: 27/08/2009 19:01:43 »
That Mother would only do that once to me. It would be dinner the next time!