Last year, I googled the phrase “What is this good tingling sensation in my head”, or something to that effect, and came across an interesting forum thread. It contained many different posters who all had one thing in common- they all experience a seemingly undocumented or ignored case of tingles in the head.
This isn’t so much of a complaint regarding serious pain or discomfort though- quite the opposite in fact. This sensation is good at least and marvellous at best when you experience really intense ones. I would know, because I happen to be a “sufferer” of this ecstasy.
You get tingles when you (symptoms):
- Listen to specific people talk (usually soft-spoken, well-spoken voices or lispers)
- Listen to the radio or podcasts when these people are talking.
- Watch certain TV programs, or YouTube videos, like instructional ones, infomercials, adverts, historical or factual programs.
- People talking in a foreign or indigenous language. Xhosa and Afrikaans are two of mine.
- Get tickled lightly, especially on the back or shoulders.
- When someone strokes or plays with your hair softly.
- When you listen to certain soft or distant, and usually repetitive, sounds like a bouncing tennis ball, trickling water, or construction noises like tapping hammers.
- Listen to types of music.
These are some examples, and there are likely many other triggers that result in the sensation, and it’s been said that many, if not most or all, people experience this, but only some actually observe it, are aware of it, or experience it to a greater degree than others.
I will likely post about more triggers and so on separately, and try some out for research purposes, as well as upload some sound clips and such so you can listen and see if you experience these effects.