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    I have a mind boggling question that nobody has ever been able to answer for me. Why is it that I have never gotten goose bumps, under any circumstance, ever in my life? Please try and help answer this question if you're brave enough. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia
    Goose bumps are created when tiny muscles at the base of each hair, known as arrectores pilorum, contract and pull the hair erect. The reflex is started by the sympathetic nervous system, which is in general responsible for many fight-or-flight responses.

    Goose bumps are often a response to cold: in animals covered with fur or hair, the erect hairs trap air to create a layer of insulation. Goose bumps can also be a response to anger or fear: the erect hairs make the animal appear larger, in order to intimidate enemies.
    So either you've never experienced cold and fear, or your nervous system didn't react to those impulses. Or you just didn't recognise it, as goose bumps usually isn't that spectacular.


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    Well, I didn't need a scientist to tell me that. I'm pretty sure I'm not blind, so that would rule out me not noticing that I have goosebumps. What would be the cause of my nervous system not reacting? I don't know . I abosolutly agree that they're not spectacular, but I'm definitely the only person I know who hasn't ever had them. [edit: Pendragon]

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    Well in animals the hairs would rise to increase the thickness of the coat which is sorta worthless in humans. I'm not sure why fear would give them.

    Anyways, maybe goose bumbs are absolete and you are a evolved super human that has has no goose bumps.
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    it's a rare condition, your central nervous system may have cludged something while your birth. Or genetic ofcourse.

    in the spline close to your back are the nerves that give humor respons from the body (reflex). It's possibly damaged, and if you don't have any other complains your pretty lucky. Still, maybe other reflex reactions may have been damaged.

    Do you have other symptoms that you know off?

    Other cases can be:
    - You don't have small muscles in your skin to pull up your hairs
    - You are indeed an evolved form of humans who shed off the rudimentary respons system.
    - Your body has an autoimmune respons against your spline, affecting a small part of you reflexes.

    Still.. you better get examined in a hospital, it can be serious
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    Hmm... interesting, I would have never thought of it as being something that would need to be looked at. What would I say? Now that I think of it, I wonder if my neck pain has something in connection with that. Well thanks for your reply. You know what you're talking about. I'm going to have that checked on.
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    Hmm thanks, hopefully it's nothing, but if it is i hope you'll heal soon.

    Good luck
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    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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