What is ASMR? How does ASMR work? What does ASMR stand for? Are you “ASMR sensitive”? Do you get ASMR tingles? Is this the first time you’ve heard of ASMR which stands for “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response”? It might not mean what you think it means. Millions of people experience ASMR “tingles” when exposed to…

What is ASMR? How does ASMR work? What does ASMR stand for? Are you “ASMR sensitive”? Do you get ASMR tingles?

Is this the first time you’ve heard of ASMR which stands for “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response”? It might not mean what you think it means.

Millions of people experience ASMR “tingles” when exposed to certain stimuli. Triggers like hair brushing, whispering, finger tapping, clicking, chewing and caring role-playing send shivers down some people’s spine.

These same ASMR triggers are actually “misophonic” triggers for others; meaning these sounds cause negative responses. For example: nails on a chalkboard will drive some people *nuts* but others aren’t affected.

The Why Files answers these questions and raises a few more. The science behind behind ASMR is still new but research is underway. Though ASMR is a relatively new phenomenon, the online ASMR community is vibrant and growing rapidly.

Are you ASMR sensitive? What are your triggers? Let us know in the comments.

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ASMR Science:

Misophonia:

ASMR Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acUwaifsx6k (teacher role play)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhlriGzpEss (nails on cardboard)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5kK0VHxFq4 (bone and joint cracking)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0unxzX60pA (gum chewing)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zyAUCKmsfo (makeup role play)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDy0ZSla-Bs (hair brushing)

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— Contents of this video ———————
00:00 – What is ASMR and what is it not?
00:33 – Logo
00:41 – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
01:39 – Hecklefish gets the tingles!
01:55 – What happens to the body during ASMR?
02:30 – Misophonia and Synesthesia
03:03 – The worst sound ever born
03:41 – Platypus!
04:00 – Visual ASMR
04:38 – Combining visual and audible ASMR triggers
05:04 – Bob Freakin Ross
05:51 – Intimate personal attention ASMR
06:10 – ASMR-tist role playing
06:19 – Bubble wrap! Yes!
06:49 – ASMR may be healthy for the mind
07:26 – Platypus!
07:30 – Thanks for watching!

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