Article Title: Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires
The article explores the reasons behind shivering: both scientific and social. The author explains the biological reaction and its impact on human body while shivering. He also describes shivering in terms of our emotional reaction which is common to every one of us for ex: when we listen to national anthem or witness self-sacrifice.
This physiological reaction to a psychological event can be attributed to our perception which changes constantly with the surrounding and it creates sensory signals in response to the changes. The writer points out human beings shiver when they are capable of predicting the behaviour of external objects and also when the situation is out of their control. The writer explores the three possible causes of shiver: physiological, physical and biological.
Words to learn from this Article:
Cognition: the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.
Psychogenic: having a psychological origin or cause rather than a physical one.
Cognitive Dissonance: the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioural decisions and attitude change.
Inhibited: unable to act in a relaxed and natural way because of self-consciousness or mental restraint.
Excitant: a substance which elicits an active physiological or behavioural response.
Discordance: lack of agreement or harmony
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