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Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – What is it?

Hello, Kevin here.

For those of you who are in English class with me, you might remember that I had talked about the strange phenomenon which is ASMR. As a reminder, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and is generally described as a pleasant feeling usually starting from the top of the spine and gradually extending to the rest of the body. To sum up my presentation on ASMR, I had basically said that this feeling is induced by « triggers » which can be… anything, really. Watching people perform a certain task such as towel folding, nail polishing, or painting (Bob Ross comes to mind), listening to sounds, be they someone humming or the light sound of drops of water falling on a water surface, or even – real or fictional – experiences such as going to see a doctor for examination, or videos simulating such an occurence, as weird and strange as it sounds! The best way of knowing what I am talking about would be to try and listen to one of those with a headset since most of them feature 3D sounds recorded with a binaural microphone. Do note that the “triggers” used to induce ASMR are different from one individual to another, and so a trigger which works for someone may not work for another person. Interestingly enough ASMR cannot be felt by everyone and scientific research is yet to be carried out in order to know more about it. I remember that my first ASMR video ever was introduced to me by a friend, and it contained a ton of different potential triggers over a hour series of different sounds. That was then that I discovered that lightly tapping on a plastic surface in a quiet environment was one of my triggers. You can find the said video on YouTube through this link. If you are interested in knowing more about ASMR in general, you can visit this link and any of the websites linked in this introductory text.


This is it from me for today, hopefully this short article will have cleared up a few questions you might have had when I was doing my presentation, or simply introduce you to the ASMR.


Let me know in the comments if you have any more questions about the subject. Although my knowledge is rather limited, I will try to answer you as soon as I can!



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