Biology

Goosebumps: Not Just for the Living

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If the thought of being around a dead person gives you goosebumps, you will find your time in your coffin to be more than a little unsettling. Goosebumps continue to form on the skin, even after death.

Unlike the goosebumps of the living, which are a way for the body to try to trap heat, the dead’s goosebumps are caused in a different way. For a corpse, the reaction is caused by rigor mortis. As the muscles stiffen, the hair follicles respond in the same way.


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