ASMR…? What is that?

So I’ve had a few people this week ask me what ASMR is and why I like ASMR Youtube videos so much… 🙂

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, is a curious phenomenon. Those who experience it often characterise it as a tingling sensation in the back of the head or neck, or another part of the body, in response to some sort of sensory stimulus. That stimulus could be anything, but over the past few years, a subculture has developed around YouTube videos’ (Etchells, 2016)

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I have found since I was little that I absolutely LOVE listening to baths running/filling up. I don’t know what it is about them but I find it super calming and I also get a weird tingly sensation on my head. Below are two links to my favourite bath filling ASMR Youtube videos. I listen to them before bed or when I need to listen to something in the background which isn’t music (e.g when I’m essay writing….ugh).

Bath filling & Bath running

There are also other ASMR videos like people whispering, people recording sound effects or making sounds with everyday items (e.g crumpling up paper). Have you ever heard of ASMR videos / the sensation before? Do you have a favourite type? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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4 thoughts on “ASMR…? What is that?

  1. I’ve been listening to ASMR vids for a year or so now. I first heard the phrase in a comment on a Youtube vid of the film Glengarry Glen Ross, in a scene where Al Pacino is coercing a man to buy real estate. One viewer said he was “in ASMR overload”- I knew what he meant without even knowing the phrase. I had a look on Youtube, and goddamn. I’ve watched a LOT of ASMR since then. Great for insomnia. Gentlewhispering and Bob Ross are 2 names to watch out for.

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