What is ASMR? | Mashable Explains


What is ASMR? | Mashable Explains
    Does your head tingle when someone whispers in your ear? Have you been on YouTube lately? You might be experiencing Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), a unique condition characterized by tingling sensations along the scalp neck and shoulder when triggered by certain sounds. YouTube is the community hub of where ASMRtists can tap, whisper and crinkle to millions of people around the world.
    
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    Sorry, you’re addicted to the Internet  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpluiONwJLg&list=PLSKUhDnoJjYn0TV9V84C4Wr2DjKPc492c&index=17
    
    Why emoji can help your sex life https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eG5vXUR43k&index=2&list=PLSKUhDnoJjYn0TV9V84C4Wr2DjKPc492c
    
    Video Sources:
    
    JellybeanASMR "[ASMR] Storytelling - Pure, Soft Whispers” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKJtkZmACSA
    
    DonnaASMR "Binaural ASMR. Tapping & Scratching (Different Objects)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MiwyaTRpxE
    
    WhispersUnicorn "ASMR Role Play - `Binaural Makeup Application’” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaRQ33K9ZLI
    
    WhisperAudios ASMR "ASMR - Whispered 3Dio Binaural Microphone Testing! (Vote For Your Favourite Sound!)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwVAEiN1RqQ
    
    GentleWhispering https://www.youtube.com/user/GentleWhispering
    
    Whisper Talk Studios ASMR https://www.youtube.com/user/WhisperTalkStudios
    
    Heather Feather ASMR https://www.youtube.com/user/HeatherFeatherASMR
    
    Massage ASMR https://www.youtube.com/user/MassageASMR
    
    Ephemeral Rift: https://www.youtube.com/user/EphemeralRift
    
    ASMRrequests: https://www.youtube.com/user/ASMRrequests
    
    Heather Feather: "ASMR Eye Examination Role Play for Relaxation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v74ceeUarG8
    
    Written Sources:
    
    How YouTubers discovered a human condition no one had talked about before http://mashable.com/2015/01/26/asmr-youtube/#qp_y9lOeSkqM
    ASMR and binaural audio recording http://www.kallbinauralaudio.com/asmr-and-binaural-audio-recording/
    The 'unnamed feeling' named ASMR http://mindhacks.com/2013/05/13/the-unnamed-feeling-named-asmr/
    ASMR: What's going on inside my brain? http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35106835
    ASMR and 'head orgasms': what's the science behind it? https://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2016/jan/08/asmr-and-head-orgasms-whats-the-science-behind-it
    
    
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    1. WTF is wrong with this world!?!?!?!?!?!? 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

    2. People having bad reactions to some of the ASMR sounds, especially chewing sounds, may have misophonia — a condition where certain high-frequency sounds like gum cracking and chewing induce feelings of rage.

    3. I guess, those distinct frequency of sound somehow manipulate people's brain to release dopamine, thus stipulating the feeling of having an orgasm. That might explain why so many people listen to it.

    4. Discovered this ASMR stuff on YouTube recently and do believe the sensation exists. One of my most intense triggers – many years before I ever heard of ASMR – is my recording of Pachelbel's "Canon in D major for strings and continuo" as performed by the Orchestre de Chambre Jean Francois Paillard (not sure if this version is on YouTube) truly creates the tingling sensation in the back of my head, neck and spine quite intensely. Other music that triggers is some of the music from movie "The Piano by Michael Nyman and music by Yann Tiersen for the movie "Amelie" especially "Comptine d'un Autre Ete".Whispering and crinkling paper just annoy the hell out of  me, especially the whispering videos. I don't see how these sounds amplified through a microphone can make anyone feel anything but irritated. When I had a girlfriend – who I thought I was in love with – whispering, light touching and gentle kissing also helped create the sensation of ASMR, then I realized she was a damaged psychotic jerk and I felt something completely different.

    5. I just saw a recent video from Lew at Unbox Therapy try the new shoulder band "Headphones" and he used the term, "ASMR" so I Googled it and your video was the first one, so I watched. You got the YouTube Trifecta of Like Subscribe and Hit The Bell! And this is my comment.

    6. WOW I been having ASMR my whole life never knew what it was lol it really does make me feel grrrreeeeeaaat! Its a pleasurable feeling like watching from your inner child total relaxtion or almost whole body sensation from certain experiences different for everyone I would guess

    7. The first time I came across ASMR video, I was like: "What the f**k…?!" Now, whenever I come across ASMR video, I am like: "What the f**k…?!"

    8. Ayeee people if you dont like asmr please dont hate people who loves it :< we all have different things that we like! Lets just respect each others differences rather than spreading hate/bad vibes over it! Aye?

    9. So…that weird feeling in my neck/back is ASMR?
      I only get it when someone's behind me breathing/whispering. It's kinda annoying.
      I get got it on my back while watching this :/