Limbic – Audiovisual Video Clip from Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien


An audiovisual video clip from Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien (IMM).

“limbic” is a Visual Music clip which reflects the emotional processing of music in the limbic system and the resulting reactions of the body (the so-called “chills”). It has been proved that musical attributes like the violation of expectations, the beginning of something new, a new cue or a recurring pattern are more often leading to chills. Those can be expressed, among other things, through a higher heart rate, twitching facial muscles, sweaty hands or even the well-known goose bumps. The film discusses how far chill-experiences are part of the evolutionary and/or the cultural development.
“limbic” was produced as a Video 2 exam for Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling and Andreas Kolinski.
Music: Johannes M. Arend ( Concept and realization: Manfred Borsch (


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